Lagos – FOR over three hours, yesterday, three mean-looking assailants trailed Business Editor of Vanguard Newspapers, Mr. Gabriel Omoh, around Lagos metropolis.
Riding in a gray colour Nissan Sunny saloon car, the unscrupulous individuals, whose mission could not be charitable, started trailing Mr. Omoh, immediately he drove out of his Estate in Lagos and kept him within eye shot for three hours, including going into a church after him to keep track on him.
Narrating the incident, yesterday, Omoh, who raised alarm over threats to his life, said signs that something fishy was in the offing emerged early at 6:42 am, when his GSM phone rang. Upon picking the call, the caller conversed in Hausa language, which he did not understand. Omoh was to ring up the number later and the call was forwarded to another number, in which no one in particular spoke to him, the people at the background appeared to be in a conference and the language of communication was Hausa.
According to Omoh, the phone calls put him on the alert. As he drove out of his house into the street, he observed that the men in the Nissan Sunny car started following him, leaving a car in between them and him.
To be sure of what was happening, he turned into another street and they turned as well. He said that the men followed him up in the vehicle from Abule-Ado in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area to Festac Town, and the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s Hour of Refreshing Services.
The three men, he explained, entered the programme and sat in the service, paying no attention to the ministration.
He further stated that when he left the church, the men followed his car, through Agboju and turned at Oluti.
The men continued behind him, not allowing any vehicle to come in between until he got to Mile 2, and parked close to a Police checkpoint.
The men, he said, went ahead and on seeing that he was near the police, drove off towards Orile.
According to him, the reasons for their action could not be explained, but would not be unconnected to individuals, who were not happy with the way he was discharging his reportorial duties.