Further enquiries revealed that some government agencies are funding the allocation of high-ranking committees to preferred members of the National Assembly in order to engender mutual understanding ahead of the inauguration of such committees and performance of their oversight functions.
Some highly connected senators and House members are behind the racket.
Onobun was supposed to have traveled by air but reportedly missed his flight and decided to go by road.
It was gathered that the lawmaker representing Esan West, Esan Central and Igueben Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, sustained injury.
The lawmaker’s vehicle was said to have somersaulted severally after running into a ditch.
The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Tony Aziegbemi, confirmed the accident.
He said Onubun was receiving treatment at currently at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
Aziegbemi said the lawmaker is not in critical condition, adding that he spoke to him when he visited.
“I can confirm to you that he had an accident on Wednesday and he had fracture in some parts of his body but he is responding and not in critical condition.”
Also, the Chief Press Secretary to Onobun, Ivy Adodo Ebojele, said the former speaker is in stable condition.