A serving lawmaker at the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Festus Chukwuyem Okoh, well known as, Chuky Dandy, narrowly escaped kidnap in Agbor on Sunday evening, March 27, 2021.
He was attacked by suspected Fulani heldsmen that laid ambush close to the railway along the Benin/Asaba expressway on the aforementioned date.
An eye witness account disclosed that the heavily armed bandits mission was foiled as the fierce lawmaker representing Ika South Constituency and the Majority Whip of the 7th Assembly ordered his security men to engage the bandits in gun reprisal.
Fortunately, men of the Nigeria Police force who were at a check-point few meters away from the scene of the attack, showed gallantry as they swiftly moved into action and consequently, overpowered the bandits.
Unfortunately, the bandits escaped into the bush leading to Mbiri axis, adopting two females whose vehicle unfortunately ran into them and leaving an elderly man in the same car with bullet injury.
Meanwhile, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Agbor Police Headquarters, CSP Rex Enweliku, in a spontaneous response led his team and other members of the local security groups which include Agbor Gha-Ihun, Anti-Cult Volunteer group both in Ika South and Ika North-East LGA, respectively to comb the bush through which the kidnapers had escaped.
As at the time of filling this report, two Fulani suspects were arrested and are in the police custody for further investigation while the injured was taking to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Chuky Dandy making calls at the scene of the incident