Former Delta State Home of Meeting member representing Isoko South constituency 1 and chief of the APC in Isoko South Fortunate Okperi, his kids and driver narrowly escaped assassination alongside Asaba-Kwale highway.
Based on studies, the lawmaker’s driver, merely recognized as Rex, conveyed the lawmaker’s kids from Oleh, Isoko South LGA the place they went for Christmas celebration, to Asaba. On his method again to Oleh at about 5pm, he observed Corolla automobile was trailing him.
Narrating the ordeal, the motive force stated; “my boss requested me to hold his kids from Oleh again to Asaba because the Christmas celebration was over. On my method again, I observed Corolla automobile with two unidentified hefty males was trailing me from Ogwashu-Uku. At this level, I needed to speed up. Nonetheless, the automobile that was following ours doubled-crossed us at Ossisa city and one of many males jumped out from the automobile, and entered the passenger’s seat of the automobile I used to be driving.
He introduced out a pistol and requested me questions similar to ‘the place is your boss?’; ‘the place are his kids?’ All this time, a gun was pointed at my head. I used to be then ordered to drive straight to Kwale and from there, I used to be ordered to face Ogume highway. I had no possibility than to obey and I drove into Ogume highway. Once we obtained to a really lonely forest, I used to be once more ordered to drive contained in the forest. Earlier than I might say Jack Robinson, I used to be shot.
As I used to be shot, I discovered a approach to escape into the forest. As I used to be contained in the forest, they began taking pictures sporadically and telling me to return out from the forest or they might burn my automobile. Earlier than the Police arrived the scene, they’d set the automobile ablaze.”
Based on Rex, the goal was his boss, who was not within the car on the time of the incident. When contacted, Okperi, a lawyer, confirmed the incident and accused the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) and its candidate, the Home of Representatives minority chief and member representing Isoko federal constituency, Leo Ogor of being behind the assault. In the meantime, the matter has been reported on the Abbi Police Station for additional investigation.