Sydney Ogudoro and he’s an agent of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC ) who accidentally shot dead Mr Ndubuisi Emenike, candidate of the Action Alliance in the Imo North Senatorial District on Sunday.
We gathered that he has been arrested as a joint investigation by the NSCDC and the Police Force is under way.
We had earlier reported that the NSCDC agent was a security escort to the deceased during the time of the tragic incident.
Emenike was shot dead during a victory party for the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) who had won them Imo State rerun election in Okigwe North Federal Constituency held on Saturday.
The electoral body, INEC, had announced the APC candidate, Miriam Onuoha, as the winner of the election when the tragedy struck at the APC’s candidate house at Umunachi in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of the state.
The PUNCH reported that the NSCDC officer was attached to the AA senatorial candidate and had escorted him to the victory party.
He was shooting consistently into the air and mistakenly shot his boss which brought the victory party to an abrupt end, an eye witness said.
The victim fell 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, in an ambulance.
One of the sources said, ” 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.”