Assassination: Ekweremadu counters police, threatens release of CCTV footage

OrderPaperToday – Following the position of the Police that a purported assassination attempt on the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu (PDP, Enugu), was a mere burglary, the man at the centre of it has threatened to release CCTV footage of the incident.

Ekweremadu on Wednesday said the Deputy Inspector General of Police and the Commissioner of Police in charge of FCT visited his home but he was shocked to hear that police report said that the incident was just a “mere burglary.”

He also informed that his son who was hospitalized from the incident was neither visited nor was his statement taken by the police.

The deputy Senate President said: “They (Police) looked at the CCTV tapes operated by the DSS and a staff of my house; apparently they were not able to figure it out. So it was easy for them to quickly dismiss what really happened.

“Unfortunately for them, later yesterday evening a technician came and was able to figure out and was able to produce the CCTV footage, including how they gained entrance into my house and how they got a way into my room and the fight between them my wife and my son and all the efforts we made to save our lives.

“I am happy that we have that in our custody which the police is not aware of. I am sure that Nigeria will be shocked on what transpired and all the efforts made to save our lives.

“Now that the police appears to have concluded the case, unless they withdraw the statement that it is a mere case of burglary, I may now be forced to release those footage to the media and the international community so that Nigerians and ordinary people can judge whether it was a case of burglary or attempt to kill me or whether they just wanted to come to my house to have a breakfast or have a handshake with me.”

The Enugu West Senator equally berated the Spokesman of the Police, Jimoh Moshood for describing the incident “a mere burglary”

“I am happy I am alive to tell my story. It appears to me that the man who said it was a mere case of burglary does not know what burglary is about. He doesn’t need any teaching he just needs to go into the internet and find out what burglary is really about. He can compare if it is the same what happened in my life.”

He also expressed appreciation to “those who said they want to come to my house and provide security service for me with their machetes and dane guns if the police have failed to do that.”

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