The government of Abia State has announced the death of their State Governor's son's aide who died after he was hit by a stray bullet yesterday.
The victim, identified as John Ndubuka, who was an aide to Chinedu Orji, the governor’s son, was hit by the bullet, suspected to have been fired by the police, as he was about leaving the venue of a reception organised to honour Governor Orji by the Ikwuano-Umuahia people yesterday.
The police had fired two shots into the air to disperse the crowd at the entrance to the venue of the reception, when according to an eye-witness, the deceased, who was part of the crowd at the site of the old
Umuahia main market where the event took place, suddenly slumped and started bleeding.
‘’When he slumped, nobody knew what happened to him, until we saw blood gushing out from his chest,’’ the eyewitness said on the condition of anonymity to PMNews.
The deceased was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, where he unfortunately died. The police in Abia State say they have already arrested three policemen in connection with the killing.
|Gov Orji & Wife at the event|