NSCDC official shoots senatorial candidate dead in Imo

Mr Ndubuisi Emenike the Action Alliance (AA’s) candidate in the Imo North Senatorial District in the 2019 National Assembly election is confirmed dead, after he was shot by an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Police spokesman, Orlando Ikeokwu who confirmed the incident 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.

Checkout Magazine gathered that the NSCDC operative is said to have been attached to the AA Senatorial candidate and had escorted him to the victory party.

According to eye witnesses, the 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.

The tragic demise of Mr Ndubuisi Emenike comes just few weeks after the death of Senator Ben Uwajimogu who also contested and won the Imo North senatorial district election in 2019.

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