Narrating his terrible experience, Oghotomo said the suspected assassins waylaid him along the old Oguname-Ophorigbala-Ovwor Road on the night of Monday, Independent reports.
The governor’s aide disclosed that although his car stopped abruptly as it got stuck in a gully, he managed to escape into a nearby bush while the armed criminals fired shots in his direction.
“While the car was being revised, the gunmen went after me before the car was halted by a gully, and I quickly sneaked out of the car and escaped into the lonely bush. “When they noticed that I was escaping, they shot sporadically in my direction but I narrowly escaped. They carted away cash and other valuables worth millions of naira.”
The incident was confirmed by Chief Richard Kofi, the chairman of the local government council, who also said appropriate measures were being put in place to end the reoccurrence of such incidents.