Okorocha escapes alleged assassination

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A former Imo Governor Senator Rochas Okorocha has alleged his convoy was attacked by gunmen last Friday with a police officer killed.

Okorocha, who was addressing guests on Sunday at the birthday ceremony of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Imo State, Samuel Anyanwu, claimed his convoy was attacked at Ihube community on the Okigwe- Enugu expressway while returning to Enugu State.

Okorocha said that the the killing of the cop was “unfortunate.”

The ex-Imo Governor said that he was retuning from Enugu after attending the burial ceremony of the wife of a former Senate President, Ken Nnamani.

Okorocha said Enugu Governor Peter Mbah released vehicles and security men to take him and his team to Imo state for the burial ceremony of Ihedioha’s mother.

He said it was after he had finished attending the funeral ceremony at Mbaise and the convoy had dropped him at his Spilbat mansion in Owerri and was heading back to Enugu that they were attacked.

Okorocha said: ” I am angry. I am very angry. I am angry because I spent two days in Enugu and nothing happened to me but it is in my own state that the convoy released to me by the Governor of Enugu state ( a very good man) to attend the burial ceremony of Ihedioha’s mother at Mbaise that police man was killed.

“What is happening in Imo state makes me angry. Many people who are running to govern Imo state are not capable but I have seen one man who the cap fits. When it is time I will speak.”

It was learnt the vehicles in the convoy, which comprised of a sports Utility Vehicle, a bus and Hilux were shattered by bullets.

The Nation reports Ihube axis of the expressway has been an hotbed of hoodlums killing and kidnapping people and travellers for ransom.

The Nation

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