Feb 26, 2017 – Edo State House Speaker Justin Okonoboh Escapes From Kidnappers In Igueben City, Calls It Assassination Attempt
How Kidnappers Chased Dr Justin Okonoboh From Igueben To Benin Auchi Expressway
Hon Justin Okonoboh, the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly on Friday escaped from some suspected kidnappers in Igueben LGA of the state.
He revealed this while briefing the people of his constituency in Benin on Saturday.
Okonoboh who thanked his backup driver for saving his life said;
“On my way back from my constituency about 5 p.m. on Friday where I went to settle some land issues, my aide in the escort van called me from his phone that we should be on the alert that a Toyota Camry was chasing us. When we looked back, the car was behind my back up Hilux van. The Camry wanted to overtake the Hilux to block me but the driver did not allow them.
“The Toyota Camry struggled with the Hilux for about five kilometers and they almost crashed but did not give up.
The policemen inside the Hilux van fired a shot into the air to scare them but that did not deter them as they kept chasing us.
“It happened around Ugbegun-Nebudin-Ujogba Road, it was when we got to the Benin-Auchi expressway they waved their hands to give us a warning.
“I do not know whether they are armed robbers or kidnappers but I know that only assassins will behave the way the men did.
My security aides inside the Hilux said the men were armed. I have enough security aides attached to me but the challenge is that there are no vehicles to convey them when I am traveling”.