Imo State Police Command have confirmed the arrest of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) official, Sydney Ogudoro, who killed the Action Alliance (AA) Senatorial Candidate for Okigwe Senatorial District in the 2019 elections, Hon Ndubuisi Emenike.
KanyiDaily had reported that Honourable Ndubisi was allegedly shot dead by Mr Ogudoro while celebrating the victory of All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in Okigwe North federal constituency in Imo State, Princess Mariam Onuoha.
Addressing newsmen on Monday, January 27, 2020, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the arrest of Ogudoro.
Ikeokwu, who spoke on behalf of the Commissioner of Police in the state, Fafowora Olaniyi, said that the killer corps was arrested after credible information confirmed that Ogudoro fired gunshot at Emenike on Sunday.
“The command hereby confirm the arrest and detention of Sydney Ogudoro, a two star officer of the NSCDC, who allegedly shot and killed the AA senatorial candidate for Imo north in the 2019 elections, Chief Ndubuisi Emenike.
“We are currently carrying out a joint investigation alongside the NSCDC in some areas of operation and prosecution will follow if necessary.
“We also appeal to the good people of Isiala Mbano to remain law abiding and trust the police to fully carry out its constitutional responsibility of bringing culprits to book and toeing the path of justice and fairness. We will leave no stone unturned,” he said.
Hon. Ndubuisi Emenike’s killing is coming less than two months, his fellow contender in the 2019 election, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu slumped and died while taking his bath at his Abuja residence.