The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Ezike has ordered an investigation into the alleged assassination attempt on Mr. Dan Pedro Obaseki, a cousin of the APC candidate, Godwin Obaseki.
The police investigation follows reports confirmed by Pedro Obaseki that a group of thugs he claimed to be dressed in his cousin’s campaign attire unleashed mayhem on his residence in the Upper Mission area of Benin on Sunday night. Pedro, a former APC aspirant, has turned against his cousin and is presently active on the campaign team of the PDP candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
According to Pedro, the mayhem followed an altercation between him and an APC supporter in his neighbourhood which prompted the intervention of security men. The former APC governorship aspirant said as soon as the security men left no fewer than 30 thugs descended on his residence.
He said, “Youths in the area sympathetic to me came out to resist the intruders, but they were beaten up with machetes and bottles. Many of the wounded are in the hospital receiving treatment.
“The hired assassins attempted to gain entrance into my compound but were resisted by my Personal Assistant Mr. Ferdinand Orumwense.who was injured trying to defend his boss.