The Chairman Emeritus of Daar Communications, High Chief Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi narrowly escaped death on Saturday in a botched assassination attempt.
However, the police detail attached to him, Sergeant Den Gaius of the FCT Police Command, was not as lucky as he was killed by the armed men, Daily Post reports.
The suspected assassins, who were four in number, trailed the targets in a Honda Accord car and accosted them in front of Child Care and Awareness Clinic at No 7, Fez Street, Off Kumasi Crescent Wuse 2 Abuja at 2.30am on Saturday, June 4, 2016.
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,” the available report read.
“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.”
The police are yet to respond to the claim.