One of the security detail attached to Hon Femi Gbajabiamila has reportedly shot a newspaper vendor on the roadside of Abuja.
Femi Gbajabiamila is the speaker of the Nigerian 9th House of Representatives and also a member of the ruling party All Progressive Congress (APC).
According to an eyewitness report, the convoy of the speaker Femi Gbajabiamila was stuck in traffic in Abuja, and security men attached to him shot live bullets into the air as a way to clear the road but a stray bullet from the gunshot killed a roadside newspaper vendor.
However, Femi Gbajabiamila took to his Twitter handle to announce that the Police officer who shot the newspaper vendor has been suspended.
A horrible incident has taken place. This evening as I left the national assembly, I stopped as usual to exchange pleasantries with the newspaper vendors at the corner. Many of them have known me since I first moved to Abuja and it was a friendly exchange.
— Femi Gbajabiamila (@femigbaja) November 20, 2020
He also through the same Twitter handle told his own side of the story.
Watch the video of the newspaper vendor that was shot below.
UPDATE: The name of the newspaper vendor is Ifeanyi Okereke. He was shot yesterday by a security operative attached to the speaker of the house of representative Femi Gbajabiamila. Ifeanyi Okereke’s wife is said to have given birth recently and the baby is just three weeks old.
The incident happened on 19th November 2020 evening.
more details coming….