The Speaker of the Edo home of meeting, Mr Justin Okonoboh, on Friday night escaped assassination attempt at Igueben native executive area of the state.
Okonoboh (APC Igueben constituency) made this identified when he briefed newsmen in Benin on Saturday.
He thanked his backup driver for shading him from the assassins.
“On my manner back from my constituency at about 5.00 p.m. on Friday the place I went to settle some land concerns, my aide in the escort van referred to as me from his phone that we will have to be on the alert that a Toyota Camry was once chasing us.
“once we appeared back, the auto was once in the back of my again up Hilux van. The Camry needed to overtake the Hilux to block me but the driver didn’t permit them.
“The Toyota Camry struggled with the Hilux for about five kilometres they usually virtually crashed but did not surrender.
“The policemen inside the Hilux van fired a shot into the air to scare them however that did not deter them as they saved chasing us.
“It happened around Ugbegun-Nebudin-Ujogba road, it was once we received to the Benin-Auchi freeway they waved their fingers to give us a warning.
“I do not know whether or not they’re armed robbers or kidnappers but i do know that most effective assassins will behave the best way the boys did.
“My security aides within the Hilux said the boys had been armed.
“i’ve enough safety aides connected to me however the challenge is that there aren’t any vehicles to bring them when i am touring,” he explained.
The Speaker mentioned he had suggested the subject to the Commissioner of Police.