Four staff of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC; a National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, member, and a three-year-old girl died in an accident on Ajaokuta-Lokoja Road on Saturday, an official has confirmed.
It was gathered, yesterday in Lokoja, that the corps member was performing his primary assignment with INEC office in Lokoja and that the child belonged to one of the INEC staffers.
The victims were returning in the evening from Ayingba, Kogi, where they attended the wedding ceremony of another INEC worker.
Mr. Ahmed Biambo, Director of Voter Education and Publicity at Kogi Office of INEC, who confirmed the incident in a telephone interview, said the victims were from the Information and Communication Technology and Account departments of INEC.
He said the corpses had been deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja.
Meanwhile, Kogi Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Mr. Olisegun Martins, did not pick calls to his telephone number.