9 JAMB candidates die in accident

No fewer than nine candidates going to sit for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examinations today were feared dead in an auto crash on the Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway.

The Public Relations Officer of the Abia State Police Command, Mr Geoffrey Ogbonna, said seven persons, including the driver died instantly while two others died later in hospital. The police did not identify the victims.

The police image maker said that the candidates were travelling on a Hiace bus with registration number Rivers XY 249 from Port Harcourt to Aba. Ogbonna said that the driver of the bus rammed into a truck with with registration number Lagos XC 109 SLK, parked off the road.

He said that the accident occurred at Obeaku-Ihie in the Ugwunagbor Local Government Area of Abia at about 10.40 a.m.

Ogbonna said that the dead had been deposited at the mortuary while six survivors of the accident were in critical condition and receiving medical attention in a hospital Aba.

He said that the 15 seater-bus, was conveying mainly people, going to sit for the JAMB examination, slated for 27 April.

According to him, the clue comes from the items recovered at the scene of the accident.

A witness, Mr Peter Okolo, attributed the accident to over-speeding and recklessness on the part of the driver.

He said that the driver lost control of the vehicle when he wanted to overtake a vehicle in front of him.

“When he saw an upcoming vehicle while he was over-taking the car in front of him, he veered off the road and then rammed into the truck parked off the road,” Okolo said.


  1. kolawole friday

    mehn its very painfull onyin is gone,too bad life has no fastback.we miss u buddy we really do..obehie is crying and moaning over your death ur mum sisters and everybody.may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace amen.LIFE SUCKS ;(

  2. ISCO

    Wat a sad news!!! ;( Well letz not ask de All knowing God de reasons coz His decisions is de best. May their souls rest in perfect peace……AMEN

  3. Godswill

    May there souls rest in peace Amen

  4. Onimisi Ridwan

    Inna lillahi wainna lillahi rajiuun. May Allah forgive them and put them in His mercy.

  5. Temitope

    May God console their families n rest dem in peace.

  6. Solicito ikweali

    It has happened and there no way to convert them back to life. let the government take proper care of those in critical condition to recover and government should do something to console their parents and may their soul rest in peace amen.

  7. last born

    may dare soul rest in perfect peace

  8. Kelvin

    Oh my God future leaders trying 2 live a beta life. R.I.P. So painful.

  9. Johnny

    Ho no maily d drive wntd 2 die b4 by ova takin, instead of him diein alo hs diein wit innocnt soil, well al s wel may der soul rest in peace


    may there soul rest in peace

  11. Zelunjo

    May they find peace in Lord

  12. Adenekan

    What a great loss.may their soul rest in peace.let us 2geda pray 4 Nigeria.God is still in our midst


    may their soul rest in
    the bosom of the Lord

  14. Augustanancy

    May their gentle soul rest in perfect peace

  15. Aigbokhaode precious

    May their soul rest in perfect sin.


    It’s sad! Govt ar to blame 4 it. They little les than none 2 educatn n dy ar put lives of many in danger. Govt sud mak a provisn 4 student 2 find it possible 2 do everything or most of d things dey want to do in der home town or nt 2 far from there. Great people av pas away just like dt. Let be reasoning nigeria. Life means nothing to our leaders. Uh! There are more to say


    ooooh GOD what a tragedy…may there gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

  18. Stanchat

    May God accept their souls.Amen

  19. Bonathjo

    May their qentle soul rest in peace

  20. peaceman

    may their souls rest in peace

    1. Darlington ezebunwo

      i feel bad xo much, wen i hrd it. Let dia soul r.i.p wit god in heaven, let god 4giv me

  21. Stanley

    May dia gentle soul rest in peace . . . .amen!

  22. Gabriel Okey

    God Help their families in Jesus Name Amen.

  23. nonso francis

    may dia soul rest in peace bt driver’s should be careful nw

  24. Saidi

    Govt should restructure the way these exams is been conducted, how JAMB transfer somebody from Lagos to Aba becos of exam, very soon you will transfer Abeokuta to Irag to write Jamb.

  25. joshua fred

    may be d student wer d one dat hurry d driver, to drive fast so dat dey will not missed d exam or so dat dey wil reach in time ……….shaaaa is a bad news….may their soul R.I.P

  26. francis

    Too bad.

  27. Charles

    May their gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen

  28. Blessedsam

    May their gentle souls rest in perfect peace with our lord Jesus Christ, Amen.

  29. akexbeauty

    may their humble soul rest in perfect peace…its so sadden..

  30. Arinze Kelvin Nwaobia

    may dr soul rest in peace

    1. Iojsmart

      What a great loss to their families.may their soul rest in peace.Amen

  31. joseph starjoe

    may their gentle soul rest in perfect peace, is not easy to enter to the university. god help everyone who wrote the exam. i wish every body goooooooood luck and me

  32. nengi

    it is pity unfortunate and unexpected that when some rejoice, some weep. May there peaceful soul rest in perfect Peace.

    1. Evan lucy

      What a sad news,why is dat some drivers are so careless.speed kills.i don’t know y some drivers will not take Road cautions.hmm may their gentle souls rest in d bosom on d Lord.AMEN

  33. Omidiora.femi


  34. Feranmi

    What a disaster!!!

  35. david ejor

    may their soul RIP, drivers pls life is nt a do or die afair! We all knw no mata wht we all gonna 2die 1day bt dnt cut lif short 4youth

  36. UbongAnderson

    What a big loss to nigeria. may their soul rest in paece

  37. Jonathan precious

    Tins fall apart. God will take care of them amen

  38. Maalik

    Allah akbar

  39. Suny s.p

    What a pity an this is a big loss to their families. May gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen

    1. Eneh okwy

      May their soul rest in peace amen

  40. Suny s.p

    Wot a big lose to their families, when may gentle soul rest in perfect peace

  41. Divine friday

    What a lost.some drivers can be stupid.i wish he was the one that died.imagin how he wested youths.devil will welcome him in hell.

  42. paul ozoemela

    may dia gentle soul rest in peace.

  43. Ajike ukay

    May they rest in peace

  44. peter

    main dear soul rest in peace aman

  45. Kelechi denis

    Ooh God.why why why should u allow it to hapen.may their soulz rest in perfect peace.Amen!!

  46. Abaekwume Obioha

    Wot a waste, may God help us. May der gentle souls rest in d bossom of d Almighty God!

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