The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has confirmed the death of the Special Assistant to the Governor of DeltaState on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Sunny Ofili, on Saturday after a motor accident at Utulu near Asaba.
Mr. Ofili died along with the traditional ruler of Issele-Uku, Obi Henry Ezeagwuna II.
They died along the Benin-Onitsha highway when the vehicle they were travelling in rammed into a stationary lorry loaded with granite.
The deceased were heading towards Asaba from Issele-Uku in the traditional ruler’s jeep.
The car in which they were trapped was said to have somersaulted after hitting the lorry, and it later caught fire.
The accident caused a traffic gridlock on the other side of the highway as vehicles were forced to use only one lane.
The Secretary to the State Government, Ovouzerie Macaulay, confirmed the incident.
“It is very sad and shocking,’’ he said.
DeltaState is yet to announce funeral arrangements for the late Mr. Ofili.