Olorogun Samuel Oghotomo, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Delta State Ifeanyi Okowa has survived an assassination attempt by suspected gunmen at Ovwor in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking on the incident on Monday, Oghotomo said the suspected assassins blocked his way along the old Oguname-Ophorigbala-Ovwor Road at about 9:15 pm of the said day.
However, when he noticed the blockade he put his car on reverse mode.
He said: “While the car was being reversed, 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,” he added.
When Daily Post contacted, the Chairman of Ughelli South Local Government Council, Chief Richard Kofi, who confirmed the incident he said steps were being taken to end the reoccurrence of such incidents in the future.