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Accident: An Assassination Attempt Against Oshiomhole – Victor Oshioke

Accident: An Assassination Attempt Against Oshiomhole –
Victor Oshioke
TWO policemen, yesterday, died in an accident involving
the campaign convoy of former National Chairman of the All
Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole,
while he was on his way to Usen in Ovia SouthWest local
government area.
The accident was said to have happened at about 1pm
around the by-pass in Oluku Ovia North East local
government area.
As a result of the incident, the candidate of the APC, Pastor
Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has called off his rally at Usen.
It was gathered that a trailer ran into the travelling
campaign convoy hitting the back-up vehicle that the police
were riding in.
In a statement, the Chairman of the APC Media Campaign
Council, Mr. John Mayaki, said it was suspending the
scheduled campaign to honour the dead.
On behalf of Pastor Ize-Iyamu and the APC, Mayaki
condoled with the families of the victims, saying they were
not alone in their grief and pledged that the campaign would
do everything within its powers to ameliorate their grief.
Reaching out to the families of the policemen involved in
the fatal crash, the campaign said Edo would never forget
their supreme sacrifice.
The Publicity Secretary of the APC, Chris Azebamwan said
Oshiomhole was okay and that they were waiting for more
details from security agencies.
Several calls to the Commissioner of Police, Johnson
Kokumo were not picked and same for the Police Public
Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor.
The Sector Commander of the Federal Roads Safety
Commission, FRSC, Henry Benamaisa, said he was waiting
for the police to give details before he could officially
release same to the public. He said he has deployed his
personnel to the area to get details.
Oshiomhole’s convoy accident, an assassination attempt,
says aide
However, Oshiomhole’s Meia Aide, Victor Oshioke
described the accident as an assassination attempt.
In a statement, he said Oshiomhole’s convoy was driving at
a regulated speed limit when a trailer driving in the same
direction rammed into the convoy pushing the police back-
up into the bush and hitting the vehicle Oshiomhole was
riding in.
The statement said: “Some minutes after 12 pm today
Tuesday September 1, 2020, there was a motor accident
involving the convoy of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, along
Benin Lagos by-pass before Oluku junction. The convoy was
headed to Usen Community in Ovia South West Local
Government Area of Edo State, where Comrade Adams
Oshiomhole was expected to appear at a campaign rally
alongside Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC governorship
candidate in the September 19, 2020 election in the state,
when a trailer driving in the same direction veered off its
course, hit the back up Toyota Hilux vehicle carrying 7
policemen, forcing it off the road, into the bush and
rammed into the Sports Utility vehicle carrying Comrade
Oshiomhole, causing substantial damage.
“We are sad to report that two police personnel in the
Toyota Hilux truck lost their lives while two others are in
critical condition receiving treatment at a hospital in the
state.
“Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and other persons in the
convoy , apart from those indicated above did not sustain
any injuries.
“It is pertinent to state, without fear of contradiction, that
the convoy of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was
maintaining legal speed limits when this incident occurred.
This explains why the trailer, travelling in the same direction
over ran the Hilux truck off the road and still hit the SUV
carrying Comrade Oshiomhole, causing substantial damage.
“Without prejudice to police investigations, eyewitnesses
account of the incident suggest, and we believe rightly too,
that this was an assassination attempt, targeting Comrade
Adams Oshiomhole. “It is painful that innocent policemen
performing their legal duties lost their lives in this very
unfortunate incident.
“While we pray for the quick recovery of the injured
policemen, we extend our condolences to the families of
the departed.

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