Nigeria Police reveal 'assassination attempt' on life of Senator Ekweremadu was a case of burglary

The Nigerian Police has said '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.

The force, however, said the investigation is still ongoing to determine if there is any other motive behind the offence.

According to the police spokesman Jimoh Moshood, the arrested suspect, Mohammed Yusuf, from Kaura Namoda in Zamfara state attempted the burglary, along with one Ali, who is now at large. He said the duo had earlier broken into another home belonging to Mr. Haliru Adamu at Denis Osadebey Crescent, within the same estate, where they stole phones, jewellery and other valuables.

The residence of the Deputy Senate President was their second target, the police said. Moshood said Yusuf and his accomplice broke into the Apo Legislative Quarters home of Ekweremadu at about 0430hrs.

"There was no delay in Police intervention in the incident that occurred in the residence of the DSP. 4 Police personnel and 1 personnel of the NSCDC on duty at the residence of the DSP at the time of the incidence have been arrested and currently in detention for investigation" the force added.

The preliminary investigation carried out so far did not reveal assassination attempt on the life of the Dep Senate President,Sen. Ike Ekweremadu and his family but a case of Burglary. However, investigation is still ongoing to determine if there is any other motive behind the offence— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) November 6, 2018


There was no delay in Police intervention in the incident that occurred in the residence of the DSP. 4 Police personnel and 1 personnel of the NSCDC on duty at the residence of the DSP at the time of the incidence have been arrested and currently in detention for investigation.— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) November 6, 2018
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