JUST IN: Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu escapes assassination

Ike Ekweremadu
Ike Ekweremadu

The Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, his wife and son escaped an assassination attempt in his Apo residence in Abuja in the early hours of Tuesday.

A statement by Uche Anichukwu, the Spokesman to Mr Ikweremadu, said that armed men discreetly evaded the security at Ekweremadu’s Apo Quarters residence to gain entry into his house.

According to Mr Anichukwu, the gunmen who evaded the security personnel on duty, took hold of the deputy senate president’s son, and commanded him to lead them to his father’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.

 “The arrested member of the gang has, however, refused to divulge any information on the operation and has been handed over to the police,” Mr Anichukwu said.

“Ekweremadu, his wife, and one of his sons were in the house at the time of the attack,” he said.

It could be recalled that the lawmaker narrowly escaped an attempt on his life in Abuja on November 17, 2015.