Just in: EFCC, DSS operatives lay siege to Ekweremadu’s residence – report

Just in: EFCC, DSS operatives lay siege to Ekweremadu’s residence – report

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:34 am

Ike Ekweremadu

Security operatives led by officials of the Directorate of State Security (DSS) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday morning laid siege to the residence of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Abuja, The Nation newspaper is reporting.

The newspaper quoted the spokesman of the Deputy Senate President, Uche Anichukwu as confirming the siege to the residence of his principal.

This magazine cannot yet ascertain the reason for the siege on the residence of the Ekweremadu  which is coming on the heels of Police invitation to the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, in connection with investigation into Offa robbery case.

The newspaper also reported that the Police Force had mounted surveillance on the residence of Saraki at Lake Chad Crescent in Maitama, Abuja.

According to the newspaper, the road leading to the residence was sealed  with Saraki’s convoy blocked for about 30 minutes.

The Senate President’s convoy was reportedly delayed by the Police  siege until for about 30 minutes.

And when the convoy was cleared to go, some  police vehicles trailed it up to the National Assembly complex.

It was gathered that the police team had acted on some clues that Saraki might not meet with detectives today.

But the Senate President was said to be prepared to honour the police invitation as at press time.

“His position has not changed as I speak with you “, a source said.

Saraki said in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, that he had it on good authority that the Police had already decided on the suspects to arraign in court in Ilorin, Kwara.

Saraki said he was reliably informed that the police invitation was planned by the Inspector- General to stop alleged plan by some senators and House of Representatives members from defecting from the All Progressives Congress (APC).


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