The Nigeria Police Force said it had commenced investigation on the alleged assassination attempt on Deputy President of the Senate Ike Ekweremadu.
The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that Ekweremadu, his wife and son, allegedly escaped assassination attempt at their Apo residence in Abuja in the early hours of Tuesday.
NAN also report that Ekweremadu had narrowly escaped an alleged attempt on his life in Abuja on Nov. 17, 2015.
Acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, the Force Public Relations Officer disclosed this while addressing newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja.
Moshood explained that the incidence was a burglary and not an assassination attempt.
The spokesman said that similar incident also took place at the residence of Haliru Adamu, a neighbour of the deputy president.
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“Investigation so far carried out in the incident does not have any link to assignation attempt,” he said.
He said that one of the suspects, Mohammed Yusuf who was arrested by the police was in police 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 said.
He said that Ekweremadu and Adamu have made statements to the police in respect of the incident.
Culled from Guardian
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