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Ekweremadu narrates alleged assassination attempt

18 November 2015, 08:49

Abuja - The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, relived the scenes that him survive death by a whisker in Abuja.

He alleged the attempt on his life occurred between the Apo Flyover and Dantata Construction Company’s yard, close to the Old Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Headquarters junction on his way to work. 

“The suspected assassins who operated in a tinted, white-coloured Mercedez Benz AMG E63 without a plate number, were chauffeured by a long-bearded light skinned man," he said.

He said the man looked to be of foreign origin.

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Anichukwu added that the vehicle, which was positioned by the Apo Bridge, on noticing that the Deputy President of the Senate’s convoy took the right turn to join the Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway instead, made a turn.

“The occupants attempted to attack the convoy, but were blocked," he said.

"The driver violently broke into the convoy and made several frantic attempts to attack our car."

Ekweremadu said the security operatives attached to him charged at the alleged assailants' vehicle, it made a U-turn and partially smashed an oncoming vehicle on the opposite lane of the highway and escaped.

He said the development has already been reported to the security agencies. 

Police had not commented on the matter.

- CAJ News


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