Ekweremadu threatens to release CCTV to ridicule Police claims of burglary

The Deputy Senate President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu on Wednesday
threatened to release the CCTV footage of the attempted assassination
on him and his family early Tuesday morning to ridicule Police claims
that "it was a mere burglary."

He chided the Nigeria Police for attributing the incident to burglary
without carrying out a thorough investigation, saying something was
wrong with the nation's security agency.

Ekweremadu's threat followed a point of order by Senator Enyinnaya
Abaribe, who stated that the Police did not carry out investigation
before attributing the incident to burglary.

"Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, I appreciate your concern
over what happened to me and my family," Ekweremadu said.

"I was surprised seeing reports in print and social media where the
Nigeria Police said, it was a mere burglary when my son who is
currently recuperating in the hospital has not been interviewed.

"At about 2.00pm yesterday (Tuesday), the Deputy Inspector General of
Police came to inspect my house, but investigation has not been
carried out. I want to say something is wrong with our system.

Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district
called for seriousness on the part of Security agents, noting that
prominent persons were murdered in the past with inconclusive
investigations.

"All have been said about attempted assassination on DSP. We have
barbaric murder of Agom Adara in Southern Kaduna.

"General Idris Alkali was killed recently and we have taken killing of
other innocent citizens lightly. Not because it involves one of our
own, but all Nigerians.

"Senate must be decisive on killings this time. For Police to quickly
say it's mere burglary, we must come up with a resolution that would
make our Police officers sit up."

Senate was unanimous that the Police must not be partisan when lives
of Nigerians were endangered.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki adopted a motion that the Police
Reform Bill must be fast-tracked within the next two weeks to ensure
professionalism.
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