March 24, 2019

Assassination Attempt: Ekweremadu blasts Police

Assassination Attempt: Ekweremadu blasts Police

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has blasted the Police and the Inspector General of Police for the manner in which the invasion of his house was handled.

The DSP while narrating his experience on the floor of the house expressed disappointment with the manner the police responded to the matter.

He noted that no one is safe anymore in the country.

Uche Anichukwu, a media aide of Ekweremadu, had said the Abuja residence of the deputy senate president was invaded by gunmen.

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Ekweremadu said, “It was about 4 am this morning, that some people evaded the security in my house and got all the way to my room where I was sleeping with my wife – there was a struggle, there was a fight with heavy commotion and by the grace of God we eventually caught one of them and rest escaped.”

“We handed that one over to the police investigating the matter. The annoying aspect of it or the one that is worrisome is that at that point I called the Inspector-General of police (IGP), his phone was off, I called some of his aides, their phones rang out and nobody replied till now, I called DIG operations, till I left my house nobody showed up.

“I now had my people invite the DPO in charge of Apo police station. We didn’t see him till about 5:30, he sent his 2nd-in-command who came and he saw the dangerous weapons that they left behind, he left and sent that the DPO was coming until I left my house by 9am, the DPO had not come.

“Nobody is safe in this country, I want to appeal to my colleagues and the general public that we all continue to be prayerful, be conscious of our private security, it appears that the security is not in the hands of government but the Almighty God.”

In his reaction, the Senate President Bukola Saraki said the alleged poor response of the police is “disturbing.”

“It is unfortunate the security situation in Abuja. What is more disturbing Is the poor response of the police. I hope the police is not being partisan with the way they treat cases,” Saraki said.

“I hope the chairman of the police finds out what happened to ensure. You are the deputy Senate President; no response for over seven hours is unfortunate.”

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