The Action Alliance (AA) candidate for Imo North Senatorial District in the 2019 election, Ndubuisi Emenike, has been shot dead.
He was shot by his orderly, an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
The Imo State Police command confirmed the killing on Sunday.
Its spokesman, Orlando Ikeokwu, told journalists that Emenike was shot dead by the NSCDC personnel during a celebration gathering for APC’s Miriam Onuoha, the winner of the rerun Okigwe North Federal Constituency election.
According to eyewitnesses, the NSCDC official was shooting consistently into the air and mistakenly shot his boss.
Emenike fell, lost consciousness and was immediately rushed to a hospital.
The Police say the orderly is presently in custody and that command has opened an investigation.