*Late Cop left behind 2-day old, 11 other Children
*Another VP’s out rider loses wife
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was full of emotion on Saturday, when he visited the family of his Police Escort, Inspector Ali Gomina, who died on accident on Friday while the Vice President’s convoy was on its way to the Nnamdi Azikwe international Airport Abuja.
The late Inspector who was on a relief duty had lost his first wife, Ajara five years ago (29th of September 2016) is survived by his second wife Asiya and 12 children, including a two day old kid as at the time he died.
Meanwhile, another out rider attached to the office of Vice President, Yusuf Bawa lost his wife Saturday morning.
It was gathered that the late Gomina was on relief duty, to enable Bawa take care of his sick wife when he unfortunately lost his life in that accident.
The Police Escort rider lost his life when Osinbajo was on his way to the Airport for a scheduled visit to Lagos.
The unfortunate incident made the Vice President to abort the trip in honor of the deceased.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, explained that the late Gomina in an attempt to clear the way for the Vice President motorcade, got hit by a hit and run vehicle and flunk him against an oncoming trailer.
Speaking at the condolence visit to the deceased family in Abuja, Vice President Osinbajo assured that the federal government would support the family in anyway necessary to ensure they are comfortable.
Osinbajo’s media aide told journalists after the visit that his boss assured that the federal government will do all that is necessary to ensure the family is comfortable.
He said: “The Vice President has come to commiserate and console with the family of late Inspector Ali Gomina that lost his life during official duty.
“He was killed when a vehicle ran into him, as an outrider that hold down vehicle, another vehicle came and hit him and threw him against another oncoming trailer.
“The Vice President had immediately aborted the trip and said he was going to come today.
“He had asked us to come ahead yesterday and inform the family and the village head. He came today personally to express his condolence to late Gomina’s family, wife, children and the entire community.
“And to say himself and the federal government of Nigeria will continue to support and do everything that is necessary to comfort this family. He is greatly saddened by what has happened.
“We will support in all necessary ways.”
Asked if the government will look into the scholarship as requested by the children, Akande said: “That won’t be a problem at all.”
On the completion of the house the late police escort started, he said: “Government will do everything that is right and is worthy of diligent and hard working officer like Inspector Ali Gomina.”
Meanwhile, findings revealed that the police has not been able to apprehend the main culprit responsible for the accident that resulted in Gomina’s death.
The deceased second son, Abdullahi and first daughter, Hafsat, describe their father as the best father anyone could ask for.
They however appealed to the government to offer them scholarship to enable all of them go to school, a dream their late father had hoped for fulfill in his life them.
They also cried out for help to enable them complete a house he had started to enable the family move in.