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Senate probes assassination attempt on Ekweremadu

botchway November 7, 2018

The Senate has mandated its Committee on Police Affairs to investigate the alleged assassination attempt on the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and members of his family.
It would be recalled that Ekweremadu’s Apo, Abuja residence was invaded by armed men who evaded security as early as 4 a.m. on Tuesday.

Ekweremadu narrated the ordeal to his colleagues at plenary on Tuesday, noting that one of the armed men was arrested.
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, berated the Nigeria Police for their alleged late response to Ekweremadu’s emergency calls. He also mandated the committee to follow up on the investigations by the police.

Background

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, his wife and son escaped an assassination attempt at about 4am on Tuesday.

One of the armed men discreetly evaded the security at Ekweremadu’s Apo Quarters residence, to gain entry into his house.

The attackers, who could not immediately shoot in order not to attract the attention of the security personnel on duty, took hold of his son and commanded him to lead them to the Senator’s bedroom.

It was at the Senator’s bedroom that a struggle ensued, leading to the arrest of one of the assailants with dangerous weapons and housebreaking devices, while the rest managed to escape. The arrested member of the gang has, however, refused to divulge any information on the operation and was handed over to the police.
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