Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the Home of Representatives, has confirmed that one of many safety operatives hooked up to him shot a citizen lifeless.
The incident occured within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Thursday.
In a private assertion issued Friday morning, the lawmaker narrated that within the night as he left the Nationwide Meeting, he stopped to greet newspaper distributors.
The Surulere consultant mentioned it was a pleasant alternate as a lot of them have recognized him since he first moved to Abuja
He recalled that after the convoy set out in continuation of motion, unidentified males obstructed it, which made the safety males “shot into the air to disperse them”.
The Speaker mentioned after attending to their vacation spot hours later, he was knowledgeable that somebody was hit by a stray bullet.
“Opposite to an earlier report by males within the convoy that they utilized their safety discretion to shoot within the air. I’ve induced a report back to be made to the native police station and an investigation has commenced,” he mentioned.
Gbajabiamila disclosed that the officer who fired the deadly shot has been suspended pending the conclusion of the inquiry.
“My worth for human life and my respect for all folks – no matter socio-economic standing – is what endeared me to those distributors and these are the explanation why I cease my convoy very often to attach with them.
“For one among them to have been shot by my safety element is horrific and I can not start to think about the grief and loss Ifeanyi’s household should really feel on this unhappy day. No household ought to must undergo this,” he mentioned.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain added that he was distraught in regards to the dying and provided his sympathies to the sufferer’s household and Abuja distributors.