The House of Representatives on Wednesday, ordered an investigation to unravel the circumstances that lead to the invasion and attempted assassination of Senator Ike Ekeremmadu, Deputy President of the Senate at his Abuja residence on Tuesday November 6, 2018.
This was sequel to the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance by Hon. Toby Okechukwu (Enugu, PDP) on the matter on the floor of the House.
Okechukwu while debating the motion had noted with concerns that the residence of the Deputy Senate President Sen. Ekweremadu was under attack from gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday November 6, 2018.
He further noted that that the attack happened at the lawmaker’s bedroom leading to assault and injuries on his first son.
He expressed displeasure that the nation’s security agents particularly the Police could term such highly organised invasion and assault on the lawmaker as mere burglary.
While urging the House to investigate it, the PDP lawmaker further hinted that there were several unanswered calls placed on the phone of the Inspector-General of Police IGP Ibrahim Idris and his deputy during the sad incident.
Speaking in support, Hon Danburam Abubakar Nuhu (Kano,PDP) said that the security agents are not doing enough to protect the citizens.
He added that we should say:”enough is enough” in this matter of insecurity in the country.
Also in his contribution, Hon Gabriel Onyewife (Anambra, APGA) said that the attack on the lawmaker should be approached with utmost concerns by all well meaning Nigeria.
He said the attack coming at a time when a general election is almost at the corner is dangerous development that would not give the country a good image adding “who is safe”
Consequently, the House presided by Speaker Yakubu Dogara adopted the motion which enjoyed overwhelming support by the lawmakers.
The House therefore mandated the Committees on Police Affairs and National Security and Intelligence to investigate the matter and report back to it.