Police Officer shot dead as Okorocha escapes death


From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri

A police officer was killed on Friday as the convoy of a former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, was attacked by bandits.

The ex governor’s convoy was reportedly attacked at Ihube in Okigwe community which is along the Okigwe- Enugu expressway.

Confirming the killing of the police officer and the assassination bid on him, Okorocha said that he was surprised said that his convoy could be attacked.

Senator Okorocha who disclosed this on Sunday at Amaimo in the Ikeduru Local Government Area of the state, at the birthday celebration of the Senator Samuel Anyanwu ( Samdaddy ) ,gubernatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party for the November 11 governorship polls in Imo state, said that the killing of the police officer was on unfortunate .

The ex Imo governor narrated that he was retuning from Enugu after attending the burial ceremony of the wife of a former senate president, Ken Nnamani.

He said that the Enugu state Governor , Mr. Peter Mbah had released vehicles and security men to take him and his team to Imo state for the burial ceremony of Ihedioha’s mother.

The ex- Imo governor further disclosed that it was after he had finished attending the funeral ceremony at Mbaise and the convey had dropped him at his Spilbat mansion in Owerri and headed .back to Enugu that they were attacked.

Okorocha said that he was embittered because he was save in Enugu only bandits to attacked his convoy thinking that he was inside vehicle and a security agent killed in his own state.

He said ” I am angry. I am very angry. I am angry because I spent two days in Enugu and nothing happened to me but it is in my own state that the convoy l
released to me by the governor of Enugu state ( a very good man) to attend the burial ceremony of Ihedioha’s mother at Mbaise that was attacked and one police man killed.

“What is happening in Imo state makes me angry. Many people who are running to govern Imo state are not capable but I have seen one man who the cap fits. When it is time I will speak.”

One of the ex governor’s security aides who spoke to our correspondent in confidence said that the vehicles in the convey, which comprised of a sports Utility Vehicle, a bus and Hilux were shattered by bullets.

He said two other security agents that were kidnapped by the attackers and were later p released same day.

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