According to Punch Metro, the Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Olaniyi Fafowora, has launched a full-scale investigation into the killing of the 2019 candidate of Action Alliance in Imo North Senatorial District, Ndubuisi Emenike.
The politician popularly known as Ototonwa was shot dead by an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps during a victory party for the All Progressives Congress in Okigwe North Federal Constituency of Imo State held Saturday.
The APC candidate, Mirriam Onuoha, was returned elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission, defeating the incumbent, Obinna Onwubuariri of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The incident which occurred on Sunday abruptly brought the victory party to an end.
The police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, who spoke to journalists in Owerri on Monday said that the NSCDC officer had been arrested and transferred to the command headquarters in Owerri.
The police spokesperson said that the command and the authorities of the NSCDC were jointly carrying out the investigation.
Ikeokwu said that contrary to the news that the NSCDC officer who killed the politician was attached to the victim, the killer operative was attached to another person who accompanied the deceased to the venue.
He said that the CP had ordered that thorough investigation be carried out to find out if the killing was premeditated or not.
The police spokesperson urged the youths of the area to remain calm, promising that the police would do a thorough job.
Ikeokwu said “The CP has ordered a full-scale investigation into the killing of the 2019 senatorial candidate of Action Alliance in Imo North, Engr Ndubuisi Emenike, popularly known as Ototonwa.
“The NSCDC officer who fired the shot is in our custody. We are jointly doing the investigation but we will do departmentally and independently if the need arises.
“We want to urge the youths to remain calm. The security agencies are on top of the matter.the investigation will determine if the shooting was premeditated or not. The death is highly regretted.”