Ekweremadu: Four policemen, one NSCDC officer, arrested *Police upgrade Apo qtrs security

By Editor on 08/11/2018

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With the arrest of four of their men and another personnel of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC), the police, claimed on Wednesday, to have commenced intense investigation into Tuesday’s alleged assassination attempt of Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

Spokesman of the Nigerian Police Force, Jimoh Moshood, told reporters in Abuja that the operatives, were on duty at Ekweremadu’s residence during the alleged attack, in which the Senator from Enugu State, claimed he was targeted alongside his wife and son.  alleged assassination attempt on him took place.

Moshood, said: “The four policemen and one personnel of the NSCDC on duty at the residence of the deputy senate president at the time of the incident have been arrested and detained,” dismissing the allegation that responded late to the incident.

He said that further investigation had showed that the incident was not an assassination attempt on the life of Ekweremadu.

“Update on further investigation did not reveal assassination attempt but a burglary attempt,” he said.

He added that the investigation so far revealed that the suspects in the case did not have idea that the residence belonged to the deputy president of the senate.

Moshood said that efforts are being intensified to arrest the second suspect, Dan Ali, who escaped from the scene of the crime.

He said that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had directed the upgrade of Apo legislative quarters outpost to a divisional police headquarters.

Others to be upgraded, according to him, are Supreme Court, Kabusa and Trademore estate.

He explained that the upgrade was to reduce crime and criminal acts in the affected areas and improve police visibility in the FCT.

Speaking to newsmen, the principal suspect, Mohammed Yusuf, 25, said that they only went there to steal and not to assassinate him.

“We did not go to the residence of Ekweremadu to assassinate him or anybody in the house,” he said.

He said that he had been into the act of stealing for five years without using gun, adding that his colleague (Dan Ali) escaped while he was caught.

 

 

 

 

Source Whirlwindnews.com

Posted on November, 8 2018

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