By Paul Osas
Doubts trail the alleged attack on the car of the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, in Maitama, Abuja at about 10.30pm on Friday.
The Federal Capital Territory Police Command confirmed that the incident was reported to it on Monday, three days after the alleged attack.
According to reports, three shots were fired at the car but the police now says that it cannot confirm if the metallic object it found was a bullet or not.
The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Altienne Daniel, who confirmed the incident, said that detectives who checked the vehicle retrieved a metallic object which was being subjected to ballistic test to ascertain whether it was a bullet or not. Daniel did not disclose whether the police found bullet holes on the car.
“The incident was reported to us on Monday at exactly 5.45pm and we are subjecting the metallic object we recovered from the car to ballistic test. I can’t say whether the object is a bullet or not, so I can’t give you any information on it for now,” she said.
Special Assistant to the Minister on Media, Mr. Joe Obi, reportedly confirmed the incident saying that the issue was being investigated and noted that the minister was safe as she was not in the car at the time of the incident.
He was quoted as saying, “You said you heard that the minister’s car was shot at, right? Of course that is true and it happened last Friday at about 10.30pm.”
How come the incident was only reported 3 days after? Was the vehicle in motion when it was shot at? If yes, what happened to the driver? If it wasn’t in motion, then why shoot at a stationary car with no passengers? Many questions begging for answers.