NSCDC Orders Investigation into Death of AA Senatorial Candidate
By Abayomi Akimbola
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has launched an investigation into the killing of Senatorial candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in Imo North Senatorial District, Ndubuisi Emenike.
Ndubisi was killed on Sunday by an NSCDC official attached to him during the victory party held for the winner of the just concluded Okigwe North Federal Constituency election, Miriam Onuoha.
A statement by the corps spokesman Okey Emmanuel said the Commandant General of NSCDC, Abdulahi Muhammadu described the incident as a "very unfortunate one."
He said the agency has commenced a thorough investigation into the matter to ascertain the true cause of action.
The Commandant General further noted that the NSCDC does not accept accidental discharge as a genuine reason for killing anyone, adding that despite it being reported that the NSCDC official was clearing the road when his rifle was hit by another person and the bullet went out to hit Emenike, it still does not stop a full investigation and due punishment if found culpable.