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Suspect identified in assassination attempt on Deputy Senate President

Suspect identified in assassination attempt on Deputy Senate President

A suspect has been identified in the assassination attempt on Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu.

It was yesterday reported that the residence of the Deputy Senate President was broken into by suspected assassins. This report has however been dismissed by the police, saying the incident was a case of burglary.

Ekweremadu had told the Senate yesterday that his residence was attacked in the early hours of yesterday and alleged that it was an assassination attempt on his life.

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But the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Jimoh Moshood, said in a statement to journalists that it was a case of burglary.

He explained that one Mohammed Yusuf was arrested and in the custody of the police, while his accomplice simply known as Ali, was still at large and wanted by the police.

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He stated:

“The same suspects had earlier, at about 0300hrs, broken into the residence of one Mr. Haliru Adamu of No. 38 Denis Osadebey Crescent, APO Legislative Quarters, where they stole phones, jewelry and other valuables before proceeding to the residence of the Deputy Senate President.”

Police say investigation is currently ongoing and the suspect is being interrogated to understand if they had any ulterior motive.

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