Attack On Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu Was ‘Case of Burglary’, Nigeria Police Say
The police say the attack on the residence of Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, is a case of burglary.
In a statement Tuesday, Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, said the alleged assassination attempt was actually a case of burglary and the police have commenced investigation into the incident.
“Preliminary investigation carried out so far did not reveal assassination attempt on the life of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, and his family but a case of Burglary,” he said.
“The residence of Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu on No 2, Jim Nwobodo Street, APO Legislative Quarters was broken into by Mohammed Yusuf of Kauranamuda, Zamfara State, who was arrested at the scene and now in police custody along with one Ali (other name unknown) who escaped from the scene at about 0430hrs of today, November 6, 2018.”
According to him, Yusuf volunteered confessional statement after interrogation in which he admitted to the crime and mentioned Ali who is now at large having escaped from the scene.
He disclosed that the same suspects had earlier broken into another residence in the APO Legislative quarters where they stole phones, pieces of jewellery, and other valuables before proceeding to Senator Ekweremadu’s residence.
Moshood revealed further that four police personnel and one personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on duty at Ekweremadu’s residence at the time of the incident have been arrested.
He assured Nigerians that the police would make the outcomes of the investigation public as soon as possible.
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