Ex-NDDC MD, son die in auto crash

Power Aginighan, a former acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), is dead.

Aginighan died with Tammy his son and a police escort in a road accident at the Mbiama end of the east-west express road in Bayelsa state.

The vehicle they were travelling in was reportedly crushed by a trailer.

According to The Nation, Ebiakpo Ezebiri, an official of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, confirmed the incident.

“Nobody knew he was dead. The accident happened during the day but since they had been burnt beyond recognition, nobody could have known who was involved,” he said.

“He was in the vehicle with his son and his police escort when the accident happened just after the Mbiama bridge. Some of our people have already gone to the scene of the accident to retrieve the bodies. We are in mourning, this is very painful.”

He said they were together on Thursday when Aginighan played host to Pat Utomi, a governorship aspirant who had come to meet with Ijaw leaders in the APC.

Aginighan was a chieftain in the Delta state chapter of the APC.