According to a news that was published by the Punch Newspaper online this morning, it was reported that the former member of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Chief Lucky Chukwu, during an interview with Punch correspondent, has narrated how his elder brother, Oyibo Chukwu, who was the senatorial candidate of the Labour Party for Enugu East, was murdered, and how he escaped the first assassination attempt, not knowing that he is their target.
During the interview, he was asked if there had been any assassination attempt on his life before he was eventually killed and while Lucky was reacting to this, he said there was.
He said, "Yes! Before Oyibo was killed, assassins tried to kill him at Edeoga campaign but one was arrested. That very day, he (Oyibo) went on a campaign with the governorship candidate of the party, Chijioke Edeoga, the deputy governorship candidate, and some other people but, the governorship candidate and his running mate came with their security aides."
He said the people who came thought the security aides were stationed in one place, as they did not know that they already positioned themselves in different places and so, when the gunmen came in a tricycle, one of the policemen fortunately spotted one with an AK-47 and caught him.
Lucky said, "The other gunman got out and was running but, one policeman shot him in the leg and arrested him, as the other one driving the tricycle was able to escape with the tricycle. My elder brother was addressing the people with a microphone when the incident happened and they had aimed for his head but, the governorship candidate immediately alerted him and directed that they should all leave the place. Unknown to my brother, he was the target and was being trailed by the assailants for death."
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