The billionaire candidate of the Action Alliance for Imo North Senatorial District, Ndubuisi Emenike, has been shot dead.
According to available information, the senatorial candidate was shot dead on Sunday by his security aide, an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
The incident was said to have occurred around 5pm during a victory party for the All Progressives Congress candidate in the rerun for Okigwe North Federal Constituency of Imo State, Miriam Onuoha, held on Sunday.
Onuoha, who was declared as the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, hosted several persons to a victory party at her home in Umunachi in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of the state.
The NSCDC officer accompanied Emenike to the party and was said to be shooting into the air when he mistakenly shot his boss.
The spokesperson of the Imo State Police Command, Orlando Ikeokwu, has confirmed the development.
Ikeokwu said: “The NSCDC officer who killed the politician has been arrested.”