- The NSCDC has finally reacted to the killing of an Imo politician by one of its officers
- The national head of the agency, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has said that the incident was unwarranted and a terrible mistake on the part of the officer
- Muhammadu also said that the staff has been arrested and will be prosecuted so as to face the full weight of the law
- The NSCDC boss assured residents in the state that the agency will continue to look after their security at all times
Days after a senatorial candidate in Imo state was shot dead by an officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps officer (NSCDC), the agency has finally spoken up on the incident.
Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, the commander-general of the NSCDC, has said that the death of Emenike was both unfortunate and sad, PR Nigeria reports.
Moreover, he said that a directive has been sent to the Imo command of the agency so as to carry out a comprehensive investigation on the circumstances surrounding Emenike's death.
The NSCDC boss said that the shooting of the deceased was gross mistake and carelessness on the part of the officer.
Apologising to the family of the late politician and his political party, Muhammadu assured residents in the state that the command will do its best to ensure their security.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the deceased, a senatorial candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) during the 2019 election, was one of those aspiring to occupy the Imo North senatorial district seat (Okigwe Zone) which became vacant following the death of Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, who died six months after the inauguration.
A source said the politician was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, where he died after doctors battled in vain to keep him alive.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that in another twist to the Imo state saga, sacked Emeka Ihedioha was set to approach the Supreme Court.
This would be in an effort to seek review of its judgement of January 14, 2019. This was disclosed in Abuja by Dr Manzo Abubakar, an associate of the sacked governor.
According to him, Ihedioha’s decision to approach the apex court will also help deepen the nation’s democracy. He said that with this, democratic means of ensuing justice will also be explored.
Also, Dr Charles Omole, a revered legal expert, has blamed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the controversial Supreme Court verdict which sacked Ihedioha as the governor of Imo state.
Omole in a thread of tweets posted on Friday, January 24, said he arrived at his decision after studying the full judgement of the apex court.
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