Gory Details of How Iyayi Died on way to ASUU meeting in Kano

Professor Festus Iyayi died on Tuesday, in a road crash involving the convoy of the governor of Kogi State, Captain Wada Idris, on Lokoja-Abuja road.

He was on his way to Kano, to attend the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of ASUU.

His corpse was moved to Benin, Edo State, around 12.00 noon on Wednesday, after his younger brother, Peter Iyayi, claimed them at the Specialist Hospital, Lokoja.

According to NIGERIAN TRIBUNE, the sole administrator of Kogi Specialist Hospital, Dr Paul Amodu, said the convoy of the Kogi State governor brushed the side which Iyayi sat, causing an object to pierce through his heart from which he bled to death.

He said the deceased was found with his seat belt on and a copy of a national newspaper he was reading in his hand.

“Beside his seat was a pair of Novasc, an anti-hypetensive drug, which suggests that he might have been hypertensive,” he said.

He added that the late Professor Iyayi had no other injury or fracture arising from the crash.

“I believe that what will be will be. Iyayi was just destined to die this way because nobody was unconscious in his vehicle.”

“Although he must have been hypentensive, he died as a result of a penetrating object, which went straight through his heart.”

However, the Kogi State sector commander of FRSC, Mr Olakunle Motajo, said it was too early to apportion blame, adding that the investigating team of his command had swung into action.

He said the findings of the team would later be sent to the headquarters of the corps in Abuja, before it could be made public at the end of the week.

He confirmed that only one person died, while five others sustained injuries in the accident.

He also denied confirming that the vehicle on Governor Idris Wada’s convoy ran into the bus the late university don and his colleagues boarded.


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