Just Now: Anxiety as Ekweremadu, wife, son escape assassination *Dep Senate President cries out, Senators wade in

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

The  assassins, according to a statement issued by media assistant, Uche Anichukwu,  secretly evaded the security at Ekweremadu’s Apo Quarters residence, to gain entry into his house.

Anichukwu, in the statement, disclosed that 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.

According to him, ” 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 has been handed over to the police.

Ekweremadu, his wife, and one of his sons were in the house as at the time of the attack”.

The statement added that the assassination attempt may be a continuation of a similar one made on the life of the Deputy Senate President three years ago in Abuja , precisely   on November 17, 2015 from which he also narrowly escaped .

They wondered why nothing has been done on the 2015 attack till now by the Police , the matter was reported to .

Meanwhile, the Senate on Tuesday resolved to probe the assassination attempt on the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, by armed bandits in the early hours of the day.

It has therefore mandated its Committee on Police headed by Senator Abu Ibrahim (Katsina South) to investigate the heinous act and report to the Senate in the shortest possible time.

This is sequel to a Point of Order (Order 43) raised by Ekweremadu at the resumption of Senate plenary that there was assassination attempt on him and his wife and son.

According to him, “it is with gratitude to Almighty God that I will like to tell my colleagues, my constituents and the general public that myself, my wife and my son narrowly escaped assassination in the early hours of this morning.

“It was about 4am this morning, that some people evaded the security in my house and got all the way to my room where I was sleeping with my wife – there was a struggle, there was a fight with heavy commotion and by the grace of God we eventually caught one of them while the rest escaped”.

Ekweremadu expressed concern that several hours after the assassination attempt was reported to top hierarchy of the police, there was no response until some hours after.

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