Ekweremadu condemns police report on attack, threatens to release footage

Posted by Abisola Olasupo | 7 November 2018 | 1,519 times

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• Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has condemned the Nigerian police over a comment made on Tuesday’s failed assassination attempt on his life and that of his family.

Nigeria police Tuesday night said the country’s deputy senate president was a victim of a burglary attempt and not assassination as he claimed.

“No thorough investigations were made by the police. I was shocked to hear that they had said it was a mere burglary case,” Ekweremadu told the Senate on Wednesday.

“My son, who was hospitalized, was not even interviewed by the police,” he added.

However, the deputy senate president alleged that “the police looked at the CCTV footage but could not figure it out.

“Fortunately, a technician came and was able to figure out the footage,” he said.

Ekweremadu, thereafter, threatened to release the incident’s footage to the public for judgement if the police do not withdraw their report that the assassination attempt was a mere burglary.

Police spokesman Jimoh Moshood, however, said five persons on Ekweremadu’s security detail have been arrested for “negligent acts and dereliction of duty.”

Excerpted from The Guardian report

Source: News Express

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