ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE: Senatorial Candidate Shot Dead by NSCDC Official

Published by Vivian Osuji 25 January, 2020

Following the killing of a journalist in Abuja last Tuesday in what the security operatives describes as a passerby incidence, Mr Ndubuisi Emenike, the Action Alliance (AA’s) candidate in the Imo North Senatorial District in the 2019 National Assembly election, has been shot dead by an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

The Imo state Police command confirmed the killing on Sunday, January 26, 2020, according to Channels TV reports. Speaking on the developing issue, police spokesman, Orlando Ikeokwu told journalists that Mr Emenike was shot dead by the NSCDC official during a celebration party held in honour of APC’s Miriam Onuoha the winner of the Okigwe North Federal Constituency.

The said NSCDC operative is said to have been attached to the AA Senatorial candidate and had escorted him to the victory party. Witnesses say NSCDC official was shooting consistently into the air and mistakenly shot his boss, disrupting the party which was already underway.

Mr Emenike fell and lost consciousness and was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital. Police say the NSCDC official is presently in custody even as the command has launched an investigation into the ugly incident.

 

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