Posted by News Express | 30 March 2015 | 5,336 times
The eldest son of the Olu of Epe, Oba Shefiu Adewale, Kunle Adewale, and the All Progressives Congress, (APC) candidate for Epe local council, Muiz Bello, were among 10 people who died during a boat accident in Epe axis of Lagos State.
It was learnt that the accident occurred on Saturday when the boat, in which the deceased were passengers, capsized on their way to Mausa village to cast their votes.
It was also learnt that the Prince until the incident was a Deputy Director in Lagos State’s Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
However, wife of Bello survived, and is said to be responding to treatment in undisclosed General Hospital.
The Public Relations Oficer of National Emergencies Management Authority, (NEMA), South-West zone, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident.
“It took rescuers a long time to find the bodies of Bello and his personal assistant. The corpse of Prince Adewale has also been recovered and buried in his house, while Bello’s wife, who was rushed to a general hospital, is responding to treatment,” Farinloye said.
•Adapted from a National Mirror report. Photo shows late Prince Kunle Adewale and Muiz Bello.
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