Former Chairman of Daar Communications, Raymond Dokpesi, has reportedly escaped an assassination attempt after unidentified gun men allegedly shot at his car, killing a police guard in the process.
According to The Signal, four armed men in a Honda Accord car accosted and shot the policeman attached to the security detail of Dokpesi, Sergeant Den Gaius.
The deceased was allegedly shot to his death in front of Child Care and Awareness Clinic at No 7, Fez Street, Off Kumasi Crescent Wuse 2 Abuja at 2.30am where Dokpesi’s wife, Oluwatosin, and was rushed to after she complained of stomach ache.
Unbeknownst to the assassins, Dokpesi was not in the vehicle.
They, thereafter, shot and killed the police escort, escaping without stealing the car or any other thing.
Sources privy to the situation told the paper that, “The Managing Director of Africa Independent Television, Dr Mrs Oluwatosin Dokpesi who had arrived from Lagos complained of serious stomach cramps and was rushed to the Child Care and Awareness hospital in Wuse 2. She was accompanied by her cousin Ms Abolore Sode and an aide, Ms Aisha Adamu.”
“They were escorted by the deceased sergeant. They were trailed by the Honda Accord and as soon as Mrs Dokpesi alighted from the car and entered the hospital, the assailants attacked them. They were asking the driver and sergeant about Mrs Dokpesi’s whereabouts. They collected the handset of the driver and shot the sergeant thrice and made away with the AK47 of the sergeant.”
“They did not go with the Prado vehicle No APP 577DK nor did they collect any items. The driver said that the assailants said in Hausa that “He is not there. Bastard! We will still get him”. They shot thrice at the sergeant and sped off. He died on the spot.”
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