By OBIORA IFOH


Chairman of Africa Independent Television, AIT, Chief Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi, yesterday explained how he escaped assassination attempt in Auchi LAST Saturday.

Addressing journalists in Abuja, Dopkesi fingered All Progressives Congress, APC, zonal chairman in Edo North as the arrow man behind the assassination attempt.Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi

Dokpesi boasted that no man born of woman can take his life, adding that since 1994, there have been eight attempts on his life.

He further alleged that the people responsible for the assassination attempt were closed to Edo State governor, Adams Oshomole, adding that if it was so, Oshiomhole was not the kind of person he thought he was.

He alleged that Oshiomhole addressed a press conference where he called him all sort of names, adding: “My relationship with Oshiopmhole has been cordial, the whole of Edo North knows that when he was seeking governorship position, I helped him.

We have had a strong brotherly relationship, I was extremely shocked on the allegation he accused me of in Channels Television.”

Asked what would be his next step, Dokpesi said he had already reported the matter to the police, adding that Magaji Usman was the man identified in the whole saga.

Explaining, Dopkesi said: “On Saturday April 28, at about 5:20pm on my winway back to Abuja, I receive a distress call from one of the women leader in Auchi, Hajia Hadiza Inu Umoru, who said she was at Aibotse/Igbe Primary School, off Igbe road in Auchi.

“She complained very bitterly that there was no security presence at her polling unit and APC leaders led by the zonal chairman, Magaji and a man popularly called Agbor, who sells cars in Auchi opposite the Doni Petrol Station, were with thugs carrying dangerous weapons.

“There was no accreditation of voters as the card readers were not functional. Magaji started paying out betweenN2000 and N5000 to whosoever agreed to vote for APC candidate.

As I was on my way to Abuja, I called on the area commander as well as the Brigade Commander in Auchi to assist to provide some security with some armed policemen and soldiers.”

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