ByÂ Kingsley OMONOBI, Abuja
The police in Abuja saidÂ their investigation has revealed that the alleged attempt by some unknown persons to assassinate one of the Principal Staff Officers in the office of the Clerk of the Senate, Alhaji Salisu Maikasua in his house at LIFE-CAMP area of AbujaÂ has proved the allegation mayÂ have been concocted to achieve cheap political goals.
The senior official had alerted the FCT Police command on the 12th of September this year, alleging that in the early hours of that day, as he madeÂ to drive out of his home and go to the mosque at Tufa Furwa Crescent, some unknown persons in a white Toyota car came after him, making him do a quick reverse. On seeing this, the occupants of the Toyota car allegedly opened fire severally on his car but he was able to escape with his car to the mosque where he could not be reached.
Following the report, detectives were dispatched to LIFE-CAMP where the incident allegedly occurred and after a thorough investigation of the scene of attack and combing of the area with forensic experts, it was discovered that no such incident took place. Not even a single scratch, dent or bullet cartridge was found either on the car; fence of the house or on the entire surrounding to buttress any such attack.
Police sources who spoke to Saturday Vanguard on condition of anonymity said that while Alhaji Maikasua insisted he was attacked, neighbours around the vicinity could not substantiate experiencing or hearing gunshots while no single pellet was found after days of investigation on the scene of alleged attack.
Consequently, the belief in Police circles is that the senior staff who is said to be one of the officers in the office of the Clerk of the Senate and one of those being considered for appointment to the office of the Clerk of the Senate currently being held by Nasir Arab, when he retires, came up with this trick in a bid to hoodwink the powers that be to achieve his political goal.