We had earlier reported that Ekweremadu and his family were almost killed after a gunman gained access to their residence but was subdued in time by security.
Melaye took to Twitter to react to the development. He tweeted: "Just spoke to Senator Ike Ekweremadu. There was an attempt to assasinate him about 4am this morning.
"One of the assassins was arrested after serious wrestling. He has been handed over to the police in Apo Police Station.
"We are in Perilious times but God will continue to be God."
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