The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has appeared at plenary on Tuesday. This comes despite an assassination attempt made on his life at 4am.

Ekweremadu shared the horrifying details of the unfortunate incident with other lawmakers. 

He said 7 hours later the police is yet to official visit his residence or contact him directly.


"It is with gratitude to Almighty God that I will like to tell my colleagues, my constituents and the general public that myself my wife and my son narrowly escaped assassination in the early hours of this morning.

"It was about about 4am 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 Inspectors-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. 

"It is time for all of us to deal with the issue of security. I believe the police will on top of the matter shortly", he concluded.

This is the second time since 2015 that an attempt has been made on the life of the Deputy Senate President.

In his words "nothing has been heard of the investigation on the previous attempt till date".