SaharaReporters has confirmed that Nigeria's Minister of State for Labor, James Ocholi, is dead.
A source at the Presidency disclosed that the minister, as well as his son, died in a ghastly auto accident on his way to Abuja from Kaduna around Rijana on the Kaduna -Abuja highway. Mr. Ocholi's wife who was also involved in the crash has been hospitalized; she is said to be in critical condition.
Mr. Ocholi hailed from Kogi. Before his appointment, Ocholi was a prominent lawyer.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this report stated that Mr. Ocholi's wife had died in the auto accident, SR wishes to correct that she is still alive and receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital