Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu

The Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday said it had started investigation on the alleged assassination attempt on the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu.

Concise News reports that Ekweremadu, his wife and son, allegedly escaped assassination attempt at their Apo residence in Abuja in the early hours of Tuesday.

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Speaking on the incident, the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Jimoh Moshood while addressing newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja, explained that the incidence was a burglary and not an assassination attempt.

According to the spokesman, similar incident also took place at the residence of Haliru Adamu, a neighbour of the deputy president.

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

He 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 said.

Moshood said that Adamu lost his cell phones and jewelries to the thieves, while nothing was reportedly stolen from Ekweremadu’s house.

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