NSCDC officer kills candidate at APC’s victory party in Imo
There was tragedy on Sunday as an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps shot and killed the 2019 senatorial candidate of the Action Alliance in Imo North senatorial district, Ndubuisi Emenike.
The incident took place around 5pm during a victory party for the All Progressives Congress candidate at the rerun in the Okigwe North Federal Constituency held on Saturday.
The APC candidate, Miriam Onuoha, was returned elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The tragedy occurred at the APC’s candidate house at Umunachi in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of the state.
Our correspondent gathered that the NSCDC officer was attached to the AA senatorial candidate and had escorted him to the victory party.
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 state police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, told our correspondent that the politician died.
“The NSCDC officer who killed the politician has been arrested,” he added. Punch