The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate in the last election in Abia State, Dr Alex Otti, has cried out over what he alleged as an assassination attempt against him. Briefing journalists yesterday at his campaign office in Umuahia, the APGA governorship candidate said the incident happened in early hours of yesterday in a private Guest House in Maitama, Abuja where he stays.
He said he had left the Guest House the previous day (Thursday) before unknown gunmen invaded the place and killed one of the policemen on duty on the premises.
“In the early hours of this morning, I got information that yet-to-identified people invaded my guest house in Abuja through the back fence, cut the wire mesh and scaled through the fence and made through to where I stay.”
“One of the policemen that guard the place was shot dead and the body has been deposited in the mortuary. If I had spent the day yesterday there, maybe it would have been a different story now,” he said, adding that the incident happened at 2am yesterday.
Otti who said he was not suspecting anyone or group added that the police have stepped into the matter even as investigation has commenced. The former Diamond bank boss said “there have been pockets of attempts on my life but not to this magnitude” since the election was concluded and the matter taken to the tribunal.
-Emenike Ubani, Umuahia