Police Begin Investigation Into Killing Of Imo Senatorial Candidate Shot Dead By His Own Aide

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.

Police Begin Investigation Into Killing Of Imo Senatorial Candidate Shot Dead

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.

READ ALSO: Identity Of The Officer Who Killed A Senatorial Candidate In Imo Has Been Revealed

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.”

Do you want to be updated as soon as latest news are published?  If yes, then do not fail to Like Our Facebook Page and also Follow Us on Twitter. Thanks for caring and please do well to share this post using the share buttons below.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Next Post

Identity Of The Officer Who Killed A Senatorial Candidate In Imo Has Been Revealed

Mon Jan 27 , 2020
The Imo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has revealed the name of the jubilant officer who killed the Action Alliance (AA) senatorial candidate, Ndubuisi Emenike. It will be recalled that the officer killed the politician with his celebratory shot at the victory party of […]
Identity Of The Officer Who Killed A Senatorial Candidate In Imo Has Been Revealed