A Nigerian security and Civil Defence Corp officer accidentally shot dead an University undergraduate in Bayelsa state.
The 20-year-old Department of Petrochemical undergraduate in the Niger Delta University identified as Obinna was shot and killed by a personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp in Bayelsa State on Saturday, August 10th.
According to reports, the killer NSCDC official was part of a team of security personnel attached to a politician, Chief Abel Ebifemowei, alias OSUO1, who is also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa.
The sad incident happened at the Efeke-Ama area of Amassoma community, Southern Ijaw Local Council Area, around 10:30pm on Saturday, August 10th.
Confirming the incident, Public Relations Officer of the NDU, Indoni Ingezi, said the incident was a case of accidental discharge;
“Yes, I can confirm that the incident happened but it was off the campus where a security detail missed fire during a political event.”
The suspect is said to have been arrested by men of the Amassoma Police Division even as investigation into the matter continues.