Ned Nwoko, a former member of the House of Representatives and husband to popular Nollywood actress Regina Daniel, has alleged plot by people to assassinate him.
According to Nwoko, the plot to kill him may not be unconnected to a dispute over a piece of land in his community in Delta State where he designated for the setting up of a university. He also believes a power tussle over who becomes the next king of his community is another factor to suspect.
In a press briefing held on Thursday, February 11, 2021, in Abuja, Ned Nwoko said the plot by the mischievous elements to assassinate him was revealed on social media by an inmate in Kuje Prison, Abuja, who overheard two other fellow prisoners deliberating to strategies to deploy.
He claimed the unnamed inmate, though later released from his incarceration, was said to have received series of threat messages after which he was reported to have died in a mysterious manner three weeks later. He disclosed that an autopsy was being conducted on the deceased body.
“I then reported the matter to the police and Department of State Security (DSS) and they went and interviewed the inmates involved. The inmates mentioned the name of one businessman who deals in the oil and gas sector as the master minder.” Nwoko stated.
Nwoko informed that there was a prior arrangement to have the family of the late inmate at the press conference but this idea was shoved aside due to fear for their lives.
He disclosed that security around him and his family has been solidified.