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NSCDC officer shoots dead Senatorial candidate at APC’s victory party

The 2019 senatorial candidate of the Action Alliance in the Imo North Senatorial District election, Ndubuisi Emenike, was accidentally shot dead by an operative of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps today Sunday January 26th.

Imo state police command spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the incident, said Emenike had gone to the home of the All Progressives Congress candidate, Miriam Onuoha, to celebrate her victory at the rerun election in the Okigwe North Federal constituency rerun election which occurred on Saturday January 25th, when he was mistakenly shot dead by the NSCDC official who was his security escort.

Ndubuisi fell and lost consciousness and was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, St Joseph’s Hospital, Umunachi, before he was later rushed to the Federal Medical Center, Owerri, where he was confirmed dead.

Our correspondent gathered that the NSCDC officer was attached to the AA senatorial candidate and had escorted him to the victory party at Isiala Mbano LGA of Imo state. He was shot at his lower abdomen by his aide, an NSCDC officer.

He was shooting into the air and mistakenly shot his boss which brought the victory party to an abrupt end , our correspondent was told by an eyewitness.

“The NSCDC officer who killed the politician has been arrested, ” he added .

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