There was pandemonium in Imo State on Sunday when an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), shot Ndubuisi Emenike, the 2019 senatorial candidate of the Action Alliance in Imo North Senatorial District.
Orlando Ikeokwu, the police spokesperson in the state, has confirmed the unfortunate incident to the media.
He said the sad occurrence happened around 5 pm during a victory party for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Miriam Onuoha.
“It was during the celebration hosted by Onuoha at her residence in Umunachi in the Isiala Mbano when the NSCDC officer attached to the AA senatorial candidate mistakenly shot his boss,” Ikeokwu said.
Emenike after being hit by the bullet fell and lost consciousness.
He was later rushed to the Federal Medical Center, Owerri, in an ambulance, where he was confirmed dead.
” Ndubuisi Emenike has been shot by one of his security aides.
“He was shot during APC victory party at Isiala Mbano LGA.
“He was shot at his lower abdomen by his aide, an NSCDC officer.
“This is very tragic and very unbelievable. We pray he makes it.
“The incident has shattered our victory party,” an eyewitness added.