Chief Ikedi Ohakim, former governor of Imo state, on Monday January 2, 2023 escaped death as four of his police orderlies were killed.
The gunmen attacked his convey and burnt it when they were unable to capture him.
Ohakim was governor of Imo state between 2007 and 2011 was attacked at Oriagu in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state on Monday evening.
The former governor who escaped by whiskers had his backup vehicle bombed, leading to the death of the four policemen in his convey.
It was gathered that Ohakim was with two of his children and was returning from a visit when the gunmen struck.
A source close to the ex governor disclosed that it took the brevity of the driver of the ex governor for him to escape.
The source said ” his excellency 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 burnt it. The four policemen with him burnt.”
A reinforcement came from Owerri, the State capital and escorted him to his house.