Monday, November 25, 2013
Police In Abuja Say They Are Not Sure Gunmen Attacked Stella Oduah’s Car
they are examining metals purportedly fired by gunmen who reportedly
shot at a car belonging to the Minister of Aviation, Ms Stella Oduah,
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Altine Daniel, speaking for the
police, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)that the incident
occurred at about 10PM on Friday, but was only reported to the police
Confirming the incident, the minister's spokesperson, Joe Obi claimed
that the shooting took place at Ministers' Hill in Maitama area of the
Federal capital territory, Abuja.
It was not clear if the vehicle was the Minister's private car, or an
official one, but Ms. Daniel also said Ms. Oduah was not in the
vehicle when the incident took place.
According to the police spokesperson, some strange metal objects were
discovered in the vehicle, which will be subjected to ballistics
Mrs. Oduah recently stepped into hot water when news broke she
authorized the purchase with official funds of two bullet proof cars
by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority for her use.
Returning from the United Kingdom on Sunday, President Goodluck
Jonathan confirmed that he had received the report of a three-man
committee he set up to probe the role of the Minister in it.
Nigerians are calling for the Minister to be prosecuted, but Mr.
Jonathan did not say if any action would be taken.
One analyst contacted by SaharaReporters tonight said Friday's
'attack' might have been something stage-managed to attract some
sympathy to the Minister.