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Delta APC Leader, Children and Driver Escape Assassination

Lucky Okperi, the former Delta State House of Assembly member representing Isoko South constituency 1 and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Isoko South Local Government Area of the state, his children and driver narrowly escaped assassination along Asaba-Kwale road.

SaharaReporters reliably learnt that on Friday, the lawmaker’s driver, simply identified as Rex, conveyed the lawmaker’s children from Oleh, Isoko South LGA where they went for Christmas celebration, to Asaba. On his way back to Oleh at about 5pm, he noticed that a Corolla car was trailing him.

Speaking with our correspondent via telephone, the lawmaker’s driver said: “My boss asked me to carry his children from Oleh back to Asaba since the Christmas celebration was over. On my way back, I noticed that a Corolla car with two unidentified hefty men was trailing me from Ogwashu-Uku.

“At this point, I had to accelerate. However, the car that was following ours doubled-crossed us at Ossisa town and one of the men jumped out from the car, and entered the passenger’s seat of the car I was driving. He brought out a pistol and asked me questions such as ‘where is your boss?’; ‘where are his children?’ All this time, a gun was pointed at my head. I was then ordered to drive straight to Kwale and from there, I was ordered to face Ogume road.

“I had no option than to obey and I drove into Ogume road. When we got to a very lonely forest, I was again ordered to drive inside the forest. Before I could say Jack Robinson, I was shot. As I was shot, I found a way to escape into the forest. As I was inside the forest, they started shooting sporadically and telling me to come out from the forest or they would burn my car. Before the Police arrived the scene, they had set the car ablaze.”

According to Rex, the target was his boss, who was not in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

“Who knows if his children would have also been assassinated by the gunmen if they were still in the vehicle. The incident is politically motivated; that I can tell. But I thank God that their plans failed,” he added.

When contacted, Okperi, a lawyer, confirmed the incident and accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, the House of Representatives minority leader and member representing Isoko federal constituency, Leo Ogor of being behind the attack.

Meanwhile, the matter has been reported at the Abbi Police Station for further investigation.

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Police Inspector dismissed, declared wanted in Lagos

Inspector Daniel Ojo, who shot dead one Adaobi Ifeanyi and wounded another, Emmanuel Akomafuwa, in Ajegunle area of Lagos last Saturday, has been dismissed from service and declared wanted.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Zubairu Muazu, disclosed this while addressing journalists at the Lagos Sstate Police Command headquarters, Ikeja, on Thursday, NAN reports.

Inspector Ojo together with five other policemen had on April 13 accosted their victims during which he shot Ifeanyi, who died on the spot.
The five policemen were, however, subjected to orderly room trial while Insp. Ojo escaped.

“On April 13, 2019 at about 7:00am, police officers attached to Trinity Police Station who were suspected to be involved in the shooting of Adaobi Ifeanyi and Emmanuel Akomafuwa at Akpiri Street, Olodi Apapa, were arrested and detained,” he said.

Muazu gave their names as Insp. Adamu Usman, Sgt. Adeyeye Adeoye, Sgt. Kashim Tijani, Sgt. Lucky Akigbe and Sgt. Paul Adeoye.

“Inspector Dania Ojo who escaped immediately after the shooting was declared wanted. The other police officers were subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings at the command headquarters Ikeja.

“Investigation revealed that Inspector Dania Ojo unilaterally carried out the shooting without consideration to laid down procedures on the use of firearm.

“He is therefore, found guilty of abuse of power, unlawful and unnecessary exercise of authority.

“He is thereby dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force and declared wanted. Upon arrest, he will be charged to court for murder,” the CP said.

Muazu also said that on April 12 at about 6:10pm, one Rofiat Ayode of No. 10, Bale Street, Satellite town, reported at Satellite Police Station that one Chisom Obiora, 19, abducted her 3-year-old son.

According to the CP, investigation led to the arrest of the suspect and the kidnapped child was rescued unhurt.

“Investigation is ongoing and the suspect will be charged to court afterwards,” he said.

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‘Yan bindiga sun kai hari a jihar Jigawa

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Rundunar ‘yan sandan Najeriya a jihar Jigawa ta tabbatar cewa barayi sun halaka mutum daya tare da jikkata wasu mutane, a wani hari da barayin suka kai a garin Maidawa da ke jihar.

Bayanai sun ce maharan sun shiga kauyen ne kan babura, sannan suka je gidan wani attajiri a kauyen suka karbi kudi, suka kuma harbe shi tare da wasu mutanen garin.

Cikin wandanda aka harba har da wasu yara uku kamar yadda aka bayyana.

Duk da cewa ‘yan sanda sun bayyana cewa mutum daya aka kashe, amma mazauna garin na ikirarin kashe mutane da dama a harin da barayin suka kai.

An bayyana cewa barayin sun kai kusan mintuna arba’in suna cin karensu ba babbaka a cikin garin na Maidawa.

Mazauna kauyen sun koka bisa ga faruwar wannan lamarin inda suke ganin kamar irin abubuwan da ke faruwa a wasu wurare sun fara isowa yankin su.

Wasu kuma mazauna garin sun shaida cewa da wayansu ba su taba ganin an kawo hari da bindigogi ba a garin.

Wannan harin da aka kai a Jigawa na zuwa ne a daidai lokacin da matsalar garkuwa da mutane da kuma fashi da makami ke kara kamari musamman a jihohin arewa maso yammacin Najeriya.

Sai dai gwamnatin kasar ta bayyana cewa tana iya bakin kokarinta wajen shawo kan matsalolin.

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‘Yan bindiga sun afka wa kauye a Jigawa

Barayi yan bindiga dake kan babura sun farma kauyen Abaya dake kan hanyar Wurma a karamar hukumar Dutse ta jihar Jigawa.

Barayin da suka farma kauyen ranar Laraba da daddare ana zargin sun harbe kusan mutane sama da 30.

Har ya zuwa lokacin da jaridar Daily Trust ta wallafa labarin babu cikakken bayanai kan adadin mutanen da abin ya rutsa da su.

Amma wasu majiyoyi sun bayyana cewa an kashe wasu mazauna kauyen yayin da wasu da dama suka jikkata sakamakon raunin harbin bindiga.

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