- Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s son-in-law escapes assassination attempt
- Prince Godswill Edward, was reportedly shot in his residence in Calabar by unknown gunmen
Former President Goodluck Jonathan's son-in-law, Prince Godswill Edward, was on Friday, July 7 shot at by unknown gunmen in Calabar.
Legit.ng gathered that Edward who is the Special Adviser on Youths Affairs to Governor Ben Ayade was reportedly shot in his State Housing Estate residence.
The severity of his injuries from the attack could not be ascertained as at the time of this report.
He is presently receiving treatment at an undisclosed medical facility in Calabar, The Punch reports.
Edward, who is from Abi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, got married to the former president's daughter, Faith in 2014.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, when contacted said the matter had yet to be reported officially to the police.
Inuwa said: “They attempted him. This was the third or fourth time that this thing is happening. Do you know that as at now I’m talking to you there is no official report about it? We are not going to wait until the matter is reported. We are the police we know our responsibility.
“Even if they have a reason for not reporting which we are not going to sit down until the matter is reported, we have the responsibility to investigate and by the grace of God we will go after those responsible."
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In a previous report by Legit.ng, the House of Representatives on Thursday, July 6, received a petition from former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan.
The former first lady alleged that she and her family members were “incessantly harassed” by security agencies.
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