100-level NDU student shot dead by NSCDC officer

A 100-level student of Bayelsa state-owned Niger Delta University, Ammassoma in Bayelsa State, was allegedly shot dead by an operative of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) at the weekend.
It was gathered that the NSCDC operative at about 10:30 p.m. on Saturday was battling to free his rifle when the gun went off and hit the student identified as Obinna, in Efeke-ama area of the community.
The deceased, a year one student of Petrochemical Engineering, was rushed to Tantua hospital, while the killer operative was taken into custody by the Divisional Police Officer of Ammassoma.
Some persons, however, alleged that the suspect was in the company of other police officers at a popular bar known as Usual Karaoke bar when his gun failed and led to the accidental discharge of three bullets into the victim’s body.
The suspect was also identified as being on official escort duty of a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) from the area, Chief Abel Ebifemowei, alias OSUO 1.
Speaking with newsmen, Ebifemowei described the incident as unfortunate, but denied being at the drinking bar nor using the Senator Heineken Lokpobiri campaign vehicle at the time of the incident.

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