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FCT Minister, Wike denies using N300m bulletproof car

The newly designated Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT,) Nyesom Wike, has denied using a N300 million car as his official vehicle.

Wike decided to clear the air after reports made rounds that that he recently took delivery of a luxurious bulletproof car worth N300 million with plate number “FCT 01.”

However, in a chat with pressmen in Abuja on Wednesday, Wike refuted the reports, saying the car he is using as FCT Minister is not bulletproof. He said as Governor of Rivers State, he used a bulletproof car, but not anymore as minister.

He said; “We can see what is going on social media; how they bought a bulletproof car of N300 million that I’m using. So, I want you people to go and hit your hands there [on the car] and see really whether it is a treated car. With all due respect, people should be careful not to destroy other people.

“When I came [into the office], the Permanent Secretary said they had a car for us. So, I have never approved any car to be bought and I’m not using an official bulletproof car. I have bulletproof cars as governor, but I’m not using bulletproof car as FCT Minister.”

In other news…

The Ondo State Police Command arrested a man simply identified as Bode for allegedly killing his friend, one Tunde Akinmoyewa with a locally made gun.

He was said to have shot dead his friend while testing a new bulletproof charm last Tuesday in Laoso Village in Ondo West Local Government Area of the state.

Police said on Friday, August 4 that it had begun the trial of the suspect over the murder of the 27-year-old victim, who was described as an ex-convict.

A source said; “To test the efficacy of the charms, Tunde asked his friend (Bode) to shoot him first. After Tunde’s friend picked up the guy and shot him (Tunde), suddenly, he fell down and died on the spot.

“Having seen what had happened, the suspect took to his heels before the neighbours arrived the scene and has not been arrested.”

The source also stated that immediately after he was shot, the deceased was rushed to the nearest hospital in the village, where he was confirmed dead.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, said, the command had commenced an investigation into the matter and efforts were ongoing to arrest the suspect.

She said; ”One Tunde Akinmoyewa, an ex-convict who is also a cultist, while testing a locally made gun believed to be newly procured was accidentally shot by one of his boys named Bode, surname yet unknown, as a result of which he died while being taken to hospital for medical attention.

“Meanwhile, the remains of the deceased have been deposited in the morgue while efforts are in top gear to arrest the suspect.”