The claim by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu that there was an assassination attempt on his life when unknown persons, yesterday, broke into his residence, has been dismissed by the police, saying the incident was a case of burglary.

Ekweremadu had told the Senate yesterday that his residence was attacked in the early hours of yesterday and alleged that it was an attempt on his life.

But the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Jimoh Moshood, said in a statement to journalists that it was a case of burglary.

He explained that one Mohammed Yusuf was arrested and in the custody of the police, while his accomplice simply known as Ali, was still at large and wanted by the police.

He stated, “The same suspects had earlier, at about 0300hrs, broken into the residence of one Mr. Haliru Adamu of No. 38 Denis Osadebey Crescent, APO Legislative Quarters, where they stole phones, jewelry and other valuables before proceeding to the residence of the Deputy Senate President.”

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