The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu yesterday, revealed how he escaped an assassination attempt on his life by a hair’s breath.
In a statement by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu, the deputy president of the Senate said the assassination attempt occurred at about 10:00am between Apo Flyover and Dantata Construction Company’s yard, close to the Old Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Headquarters junction while en route the National Assembly.
He said the suspected assassins carried out the attack in an unmarked, tinted, brand new, white-coloured Mercedez Benz AMG E63 and were driven by a man who appeared to be of middle-east origin.
“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 and attempted to ram into the convoy, but was blocked.
“The driver, however, sped off to the Apo Roundabout and on sighting the convoy of the Deputy President of the Senate, violently broke into the convoy and made several frantic attempts to ram into the Senator’s official car”, Anichukwu said.
Senator Ekweremadu said the incident had already been reported to the security agencies.
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