Imo State Police Command has confirmed that the Action Alliance (AA) Senatorial Candidate for Okigwe Senatorial District in the 2019 elections, Hon Ndubuisi Emenike is dead.
KanyiDaily had reported that Honourable Ndubisi was allegedly shot dead by his security aide.
The security aid who shot the Imo politician has been identified as an official of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC).
But, the name of the official could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.
The incident happened around 5 p.m. on Sunday at the country home of Miriam Onuoha in Umunachi, Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.
Mrs Onuoha was the APC candidate for Okigwe North Federal Constituency in the re-run election which held on Saturday.
The Independent National Electoral Commission had announced the APC candidate as the winner of the election.
It was learnt that Mr Emenike was shot dead by the NSCDC official during the celebration party that started shortly after Mrs Onuoha was declared winner of the election by INEC.
The NSCDC operative is said to have followed his principal to the victory party.
Witnesses said the 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 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,” one witness said.
The police spokesman in the state, Orlando Okeokwu, confirmed the incident. He said the NSCDC official has been detained and the killing is being investigated.
This happened 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.