The former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, and his convoy were involved in an auto accident, killing two policemen and injuring others.
The auto accident occurred along the Benin bye-pass in Benin, Edo State.
A source close to the former governor revealed that he escaped by the whiskers.
The former Edo State governor was going to a political rally in Usen, Ovia South-East Local Government Area, when a truck rammed into the middle of the convoy, sources gathered.
The APC Governorship candidate in the state, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, described the accident as a plot to kill the former governor. Iyamu in a statement also suspended all his campaign activities.
In his statement, Iyamu said:, “I wish to send my deepest sympathies to families, friends, and all who knew the two exceptional policemen we lost today in the tragic and disturbing crash involving the convoy of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole travelling with other leaders to a campaign event in Usen, Ovia South East LGA.
“We have since called off all campaign events scheduled for today and joined efforts with Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to ensure the best care for injured persons
“The circumstances of the crash were indeed curious and have left us deeply concerned, as the truck responsible for the crash, according to witness accounts of those in the convoy and other road users, appeared to have deliberately rammed into the convoy.
“While awaiting the conclusion of the investigation of the police in response to our petition, I urge our party followers across the state to remain calm and alert.”
Mr. Iyamu prayed that God should rest the dead.