Report reaching Biafra Today now has it that Hon. James Ocholi SAN, the Minister of State for Labour just had a fatal accident about 40 kilometres away from Kaduna, on his way to Abuja.

According to the report, Ocholi  and his son reportedly died on the spot and his wife died later in the hospital after sustaining a severe head injury

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The Kaduna State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr. Francis Udoma, explained that the accident occurred when the rear tyre of the Sports Utility Vehicle conveying them burst and the vehicle summersaulted several times.

Udoma said, “The rear tyre bursted and the vehicle, summersaulted. The minister and his son died on the spot, the wife died in the government hospital in Doka, Kaduna.

“The driver, the chief detail, the orderly and the Personal Assistant were injured.”

he further said that the remains of the late Minister of State for Labour, Mr James Ocholi, has been deposited at the morgue of the National Hospital, Abuja.

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Born November 26, 1960, Mr. Ocholi was 55.
He became Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2007.
He was also the Chairman, Disciplinary Committee of the Abuja chapter of the Nigeria Bar Association.
In 2011, he was governorship aspirant in Kogi State on the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change.
Between 2013 and 2014, he was deputy national legal adviser of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Last year, he sought the APC gubernatorial ticket at the party’s primary election, losing to the late Abubakar Audu. He was appointed minister in 2015.
Mr. Ocholi attended Ochaja Secondary School, and the University of Jos.
He graduated from the Nigerian Law School in 1986 and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar the same year.


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