Yesterday, the speaker of the Bayelsa state House of Assembly, Hon. Konbowei Benson, escaped death along with other dignitaries following a boat mishap which happened during an official assignment.
It was gathered that the government officials were returning from an official duty in Oporoma area of the state before they had an accident on the river and had to be rescued by the two gun boats that escorted them.
Austin Bebara Abaye who was among the entourage that escaped the tragedy, wrote;
Champion + Ambassador Hon, Dr Daniel Igali for escaping death today.
Hours ago, while returning from an official visit to the headquarters of my local govt. area, OPOROMA, Bayelsa State, in the company of my Speaker Rt. Hon. Benson Konbowei and other notable dignitaries, we had an accident on the river and had to be rescued by the two gun boats that escorted us。