POLICE COMMENCE INVESTIGATION INTO AN ALLEGED ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON DEPUTY SENATE PRESIDENT IKE EKWEREMADU

The police have commenced an investigation into the alleged assassination attempt on Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu.

In the early hours on Tuesday, November, 6, 2018, Senator Ekweremadu, his wife and son, were at home when armed men invaded their Apo residence in Abuja.

Speaking on the incident to journalists, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said that the incidence was a burglary and not an assassination attempt.

According to him, a similar incident took place at the residence of Haliru Adamu, a neighbour of the deputy president. He said that:

“Investigation so far carried out in the incident does not have any link to assassination attempt”.

Moshood further said that one of the suspects, Mohammed Yusuf, who was arrested by the police was in custody and had made useful statements.

“The suspect has been assisting the police in the investigation into the matter. We have intensified efforts to arrest other suspects who escaped from the crime scene”.

He noted that Senator Ekweremadu and Adamu have made statements to the police in respect of the incident.

The police spokesman further said that Adamu lost his cell phones and jewelry to the thieves while nothing was reportedly stolen from Senator Ekweremadu’s house.

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