Former Governor of Imo state, Ikedi Ohakim, on Monday escaped death by the whiskers when fleeing gunmen reportedly attacked his convoy at Oriagu, in Ehime Mbano local government area of the state, killing four of his police orderlies in the process
Ohakim, who was said to be returning from a visit, with two of his children, had his backup vehicle bombed, leading to the death of the four policemen in his convoy.
A source close to the ex-Governor disclosed that it took the brevity of his driver for him to escape. The source said, “Ohakim was the main target but his driver was smart enough to beat them because they were driving to block him.
“Disappointed that their main target had escaped, they blocked his backup vehicle and blew it off. The four policemen with him burnt”.
It was gathered that a reinforcement came from Owerri, the state capital and escorted the ex-Governor to his house.