👤 By Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
A former Deputy Senate President was attacked by an angry crowd in Germany on Saturday.
Ike Ekweremadu, the representative for Enugu West Senatorial District, who has served in the Senate since 2003, had planned to attend an annual new yam festival in Nuremberg, when the angry crowd prevented him access into the building.
DENISAURUS News understands that some people outside the venue manhandled the lawmaker when they sighted him.
A man was caught on video, running to pelt a bottle of water at the lawmaker, whose clothes was torn, before he was rescued and taken away in a Mercedes-Benz car.
A number of supporters think the ambush was caused by a lack of trust for the south east politician, who at one time was being touted to leave the opposition Peoples Democratic Party for the ruling All Progressives Congress, in order to gain a soft landing over investigation into a false assets declaration made against him by the chairman of the special presidential investigation panel for the recovery of public property, SPIP.
Senator Ekwermadu at the time denied this, stating to Okoi Obono-Obla, a man accused of forging his WAEC, that “I have no assets declaration case to answer.”
He added: “The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria requires public office holders to declare their assets every four years, a requirement which I fulfilled.”
The Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Yusuf Tuggar, who was present at the event has confirmed that the “yam festival organised by the Ndigbo Germany still took place.”
He said: It was “a very colourful event and an opportunity for Nigerians in Germany to display their diverse culture, but also their unity.”