There has been an alleged attempt to assassinate the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and members of his family, Today’s Echo has gathered.
According to a press release signed by Uche Anichukwu, Special Adviser (Media) to Deputy President of the Senate, Ekweremadu, his wife, and son had escaped an assassination attempt at their home in the early hours of today. The alleged attack occurred around 4am.
According to Anichukwu, the armed men discreetly evaded the security at Ekweremadu’s Apo Quarters residence, to gain entry into his house. 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 the Senator’s bedroom.
“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.” he said
“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 at the time of the attack,” Anichukwu added
It could be recalled that the lawmaker narrowly escaped an attempt on his life in Abuja on November 17, 2015.