- A senator of the federal republic of Nigeria has escaped assassination
- Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, representing Delta Central at the National Assembly, his wife and some top members of the All Progressives Congress were attacked by some youths in what is believed to be assassination attempt
- Two people sustained life threatening injuries in the process
Two persons have sustained injuries as armed men attacked the senator representing Delta Central at the National Assembly Ovie Omo-Agege during an empowerment programme.
The senator was attacked along with his wife and some top members of the All Progressives Congress in what his now believed to be an assassination attempt on Saturday July 15.
He was attacked when he visited the Effurun market located along the popular PTI road during one of his constituency empowerment programme in Effurun, Ekpan and Ugberikoko areas of Uvwie, Punch reports.
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Speaking about the incident, Omo-Agege said: “There is Igho Majemite. There is Wilson Oki. These are all known thugs in Uvwie. I don’t know who sent them to assassinate me. But I was lucky because the bullet grazed through my right ear. If I was not lucky I would have been dead. Two bullets were shot at me; one was shot by Ayeye and another bullet was shot at me by Ngozi and also, my brother was shot.
“Also, we have one of my supporters who was almost killed at Ekpan market all in the presence of police officers who could not even effect any arrest. I have taken a first step by filing a report with the Ekpan Police Division. I have equally spoken with the State Commissioner of Police.
“I will take it to the highest level. All I seek is that these undesirable elements who are out to assassinate people are removed from the system. And I will go to any extent to see to this. You cannot attempt to kill a sitting Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I refuse to read any political motivation to this. I’m not in any way saying that there is none.
“For those who were beaten and those who were equally shot at, like me, I can assure them that we will get to the very bottom of it. Everybody who is involved in this attempted assassination, we will bring them to face the wrath of the law.”
Mr Zanna Ibrahim,the police commissioner who confirmed the attack on Senator Omo-Agege when contacted on Sunday said preliminary investigation into the incident has commenced.
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NAIJ.com had reported a similar scenario when the House of Representatives member representing Ikene/Shagamu/Remo North Federal Constituency, Mr Oladipupo Adebutu escaped assassination in Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun state on Wednesday night, July 5.
According to reports, some suspected political thugs shot at his convoy at about 7pm killing one of his supporters in the Oke-Ide area of the town.
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