According to Signalng, the AIT Chairman narrowly escaped death on Saturday in what appears to be an assassination attempt. Sergeant Den Gaius, a police detail attached to the High Chief, was, however, not so lucky.
According to the report, suspected assassins, numbering four were sighted in a Honda Accord car. According to an eyewitness account, they accosted the deceased in front of Child Care and Awareness Clinic, Wuse 2 Abuja at 2.30am.
The details made available to SIGNAL by the office of Mr. Dokpesi, read: “The Managing Director of Africa Independent Television, Dr Mrs Oluwatosin Dokpesi who had arrived from Lagos complained of serious stomach cramps and was rushed to the Child Care and Awareness hospital in Wuse 2.
She was accompanied by her cousin Ms Abolore Sode and an aide, Ms Aisha Adamu. They were escorted by the deceased sergeant. They were trailed by the Honda Accord and as soon as Mrs Dokpesi alighted from the car and entered the hospital, the assailants attacked them.
They were asking the driver and sergeant about Mrs Dokpesi’s whereabouts. They collected the handset of the driver and shot the sergeant thrice and made away with the AK47 of the sergeant.
They did not go with the Prado vehicle No APP 577DK nor did they collect any items. The driver said that the assailants said in Hausa that “He is not there. B*****d! We will still get him”. They shot thrice at the sergeant and sped off. He died on the spot.”