Gov Ortom Condoles With Gabon Over Son’s Death
Governor Samuel Ortom and his wife, Dr Eunice Ortom on Sunday paid a visit to popular PDP Folk Singer, Gabon Akuhe to commiserate with him over the tragic accident at his Naka residence.
The accident, which claimed the life of his three-year-old son, Aondohemba Akuhe, also left two of his daughters, Wuese Akuhe and Seember Akuhe critically injured.
Governor Ortom, during a condolence visit, described the incident as tragic and unfortunate, stressing that only God gives and takes life.
Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Titus Uba who also accompanied the Governor, while offering prayers, asked God to grant the deceased eternal rest and the Gabon family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
A close associate of the family recounted that the three children were eating in a thatched house, kitchen when a friend visited in a vehicle and drove to a halt.
According to him, when the occupants of the vehicle were alighting, the vehicle suddenly zoomed off and rammed into the kitchen, pulling down the mud house, killing one of the children and injuring the other two.
As at the time of the visit, the vehicle was parked at the scene with a smashed windscreen.