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Police Confirms Death Of Dame Jonathan’s Mum




Tuesday confirmed the death of the adopted mother of the wife of the President, Patience Jonathan, Mrs. Charity Oba, in an auto crash on Monday.

Oba was on her way to Bayelsa State when the vehicle conveying her, a Toyota Corolla saloon car, got involved in an accident along Isiokpo-Elele road in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.

State Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Angela Agabe, who confirmed the incident while speaking with newsmen in Port Harcourt, said the accident occurred at 4pm near Isiokpo Bridge along Port Harcourt-Owerri road.

Agabe said apart from Patience Jonathan’s mother, a 12-year old girl, known as Favour, and a relative of the deceased, also lost their lives in the crash.


According to her, two persons, including the driver of the vehicle, were immediately rushed to a hospital in the state capital.

It was, however, gathered that the vehicle conveying Oba to Bayelsa had veered off the road and somersaulted several times due to overspeeding.

The state police spokesperson explained that the corpse of Oba, popularly known as ‘Sisi’, and that of the 12-year old girl had been deposited in Kpaima Mortuary in Port Harcourt.

Meanwhile, Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson, Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan and Cross River State Governor Liyel Imok have expressed deep shock and regret over the sudden death of the mother of the First Lady. It has also been gathered that the First Lady is seriously devastated over the death of her mother.

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