Assassination Attempt: Did Ekweremadu Lie? See Police's Finding
Did the Senate Deputy President, Ike Ekweremadu lie about the assassination attempt he reported on Tuesday?
There seems to be something about that report that the police want Nigerians to know.
After the issue was brought up at the Senate, during plenary on Tuesday, the Senate said investigation had commenced on the matter.
The police have now come out with what it called 'preliminary investigation' report.
In a post on the police's Twitter page the Nigeria Police Force said the "preliminary investigation carried out so far did not reveal assassination attempt on the life of the Deputy Senate President (DSP), Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his family".
The Force said it was a "case of Burglary".
"However, investigation is still ongoing to determine if there is any other motive behind the offence," the police added.
Preliminary investigation carried out so far did not reveal assassination attempt on the life of the Dep Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu and his family but a case of Burglary. However, investigation is still ongoing to determine if there is any other motive behind the offence— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) November 6, 2018
Senator Ekweremadu had raised concern over how police treated the issue, saying the numbers of some officials he tried to reach was unreachable at the time of the incident.
But the police dismissed this claims, saying there was no delay in response.
"There was no delay in Police intervention in the incident that occurred in the residence of the DSP.
"Four Police personnel and one personnel of the NSCDC on duty at the residence of the DSP at the time of the incidence have been arrested and currently in detention for investigation," the police added.
The police and the Senate leadership have had subtle squabbles in the past few months over how some members of the upper chamber have been treated by officials of the Nigeria Police Force.
It is not clear if this finding and report by police would trigger another faceoff.
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