Engr Adjogbe Samuel, the Immediate past Executive Director of Projects, EDP, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, on Saturday, escaped assassination, following an attack on his car by suspected assassins between Ughelli and Evwreni town along the busy East/West Road, Delta State.
It was gathered that the Lexus 570 Jeep of Engr Adjogbe Samuel was attacked by the suspected assassins, shooting the occupant of the car on the owner’s seat.
One of his security aides, who pleaded anonymity, said they were heading from Ughelli to Evwreni at about 7:40 pm when they were intercepted by the suspected assassins.
He added that they were three in the car.
He said the suspected assassins fired sporadically at them with a gun which appeared to be AK47. They shot at us through the front, back windscreens and side glass of the Lexus Jeep.
“We escaped death by the whiskers, Mr Samuel Adibor the driver is currently receiving treatment in one of the hospitals in Ughelli.
“The Ughelli ‘A’ Police Division have been alerted of the development.
Confirming the incident, Adjogbe said: “We were attacked between Ughelli and Evwreni on our way from Ughelli at about 7:40 pm and my second driver, Mr Samuel Adibor was shot on his head.
“He is presently taking treatment in one of the hospitals in Ughelli. Thank God, no life was lost.”
As at the time of filing this reporting, efforts was still being made to reach the police authority in the State for comment on the matter.
However, a Senior Police Officer in the State who pleaded anonymity, confirmed the incident, adding that the matter was already being investigated.