Tragedy struck Tuersday when the former
President of Academic Staff Union of
Universities (ASUU), Professor Festus Iyayi, was
killed in a ghastly motor accident.
The former ASUU president was said to be on
his way to Kano with three other members of
ASUU, University of Benin chapter, when the
vehicle they were travelling in was hit by a
police escort vehicle in the convoy of the Kogi
State Governor, Capt. Idris Wada, around
Lokoja, the state capital.
Following the impact, the vehicle was knocked
off the road and somersaulted three times,
killing the professor of Business Administration
The unfortunate incident happened at Banda
village yesterday when the governor was
returning from an official engagement in the
Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
In a statement by Jacob Edi, Special Adviser to
the Governor, Media, the Kogi State
Government said the convoy was moving at 80
kilometers per hour when a bus…
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