Tragedy struck on Sunday, when a senatorial candidate in the 2019 election in Imo State, Ndubuisi Emenike was mistakenly shot dead by his NSCDC escort.
The incident occurred when Emenike a candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the Imo North Senatorial District election, was accidentally shot dead by the operative
Spokesman of the Imo state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the incident, said Emenike had gone to the home of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Miriam Onuoha, to celebrate her victory at the rerun election in the Okigwe North Federal constituency rerun election which held on Saturday, when he was mistakenly shot dead by the NSCDC official who was his security escort.
Ndubuisi was said to have fallen 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.
” 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 said.