Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has confirmed the death of the wife and son of Minister of state for labour, James Ocholi.
Ocholi travelling with the family members and his police orderly was involved in a fatal accident on the Abuja-Kaduna road. The minister, a senior advocate of Nigeria was on his way to Kaduna.
He died on the spot, along with his son.
His wife, Blessing, who was initially reported to be critically injured did not survive the crash as she died in the hospital.
El-Rufai broke the latest news in a tweet this evening.
The Kaduna State Governor said, “SAD, SAD DEVELOPMENT: It is with great sadness that the Kaduna State Ministry of Health and Human Services further announces the death of Mrs. Ocholi at Doka Hospital, who was in coma since the accident near Rijana, along the Kaduna-Abuja Road. Earlier, the death of Minister Ocholi and his son were announced. May their souls rest in perfect peace, Amen. – Nasir El-Rufai”