Mohammed Yusuf, 25, the principal suspect in the alleged assassination attempt on Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, has confessed that they only were on a mission to steal and not for assassination.
“We did not go to the residence of Ekweremadu to assassinate him or anybody in the house,” he said.
He told newsmen that he had been stealing for five years without using gun and that his colleague, Dan Ali, escaped while he was caught.
The confession of Yusuf may have corroborated the preliminary investigation that the attack on the home of the top senator was not an assassination attempt.
The police arrested four of its personnel on duty at the residence of Ekweremadu and also one personnel of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) who were on duty at Ekweremadu’s home at the time. Read more