The Taraba State Vice Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Apostle John Aina, on Sunday confirmed the death of the state chairman, Rev. Ben Ubeh, in a motor accident along the Zing-Yola road.
Ubeh died in the early hours of Sunday while on his way to Yola for an official engagement.
An eyewitness who was traveling with the CAN chairman, Rev. Peter Gambo, told our correspondent that the incident happened when they parked to buy some items in Zing town on their way to Yola, Adamawa State.
Gambo, who is the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, said he (Gambo) was unwell and that when they got to Zing, they parked to enable him to get some drugs when the accident happened.
“We parked to buy drugs and the CAN chairman came out and stood at the back of the vehicle (a Toyota Hilux van) we were traveling in when, suddenly, a truck came from behind and crushed him.
Meanwhile, a reliable source told Global Excellence magazine that the deceased cleric led the Palm Sunday service at the church before he left to travel with his partner.
Gambo said the State Governor, Darius Ishaku immediately sent a delegation to Zing who helped him to evacuate the corpse to Jalingo which has since been deposited in the morgue of the State Specialist hospital.