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Delta APC Leader, Children and Driver Escape Assassination

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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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Girl found dead in Delta hotel room after checking in with boys

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A yet-to-be-identified girl has been reported dead three days after she was allegedly gang-raped by some boys in a hotel room in Amukpe community in Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State.

The remains of the deceased was already decaying when it was found under the bed in the said hotel on Monday August 19, DAILY POST can report.

It was learnt that the deceased girl was severally raped to death by some boys who brought her to the hotel three days before she was found dead.

The boys reportedly hid her remains under the bed and checked out of the hotel room.

The offensive odour in the hotel attracted the management who eventually called the Police to report that a lady died in one of the rooms.

Swinging into action, the police evacuated and deposited the corpse in a morgue and shutdown the hotel.

When contacted for comments, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke confirmed the report to DAILY POST.

According to him, “It is true a lady died in a hotel in Sapele. I don’t know what killed her.”

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Nigerian Arrested For Cocaine Peddling In India

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A Nigerian national was arrested on Saturday in Palghar with 32 grams of cocaine, a senior police official said.

Palghar police spokesperson, Hemant Katkar, said the Nigerian known as Laysan Emanuel, 57, was arrested from Tulinj when a police patrol party found him moving suspiciously in the area.

Katkar said, “We recovered 32 grams of cocaine from him. He has been arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.”

Another 31-year-old Nigerian was arrested in Delhi recently for allegedly peddling drugs after around 35 grams of cocaine was seized from him, according to a report by India Today.

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IPOB attack: Lawan, Ngige, others visit Ekweremadu

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Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday night, visited former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, at his residence in Abuja.

On his entourage was former Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, among others.

The visit was in solidarity following the attack on the Enugu-born politicians by members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Nuremberg, Germany at the weekend.

After his arrival in Abuja, Ekweremadu advised Nigerians, including Igbo leaders, to feel free to travel to any part of the world.

“I think they were just people, who were misdirected and misguided. I had the feeling they were under the influence of alcohol. They don’t represent the feelings of our people. There is nothing to worry about.

“The organisers, the Igbo in Germany, have written a letter apologising for what happened. Everybody is free to go anywhere because those ones don’t represent the behaviour of Nigerians abroad.

“For me, I have moved on. The government and authorities of Germany are free to do whatever they wish about it”, he said.

On IPOB threats to attack more Igbo leaders, especially the governors of the South East, Ekweremadu said: “Let me just say that the leaders he (Kanu) was mentioning were responsible for getting him out of jail in the first place.

“What we will do in this circumstance is to leave him to his conscience, the verdict of history, and possibly the repercussions of ingratitude. But I hope he won’t go to the extent of attacking any of the South East leaders anywhere”.

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