A middle aged man identified as Onyeocha Umuokwu was said to have mistakenly shot dead when a yet to be identified security personnel allegedly fired a cow that was running away from the house of a prominent son of the area.
The incident happened in the hometown of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, in at Alor, Anambra State.
it was happened that one of the security operative, who was attached to the big man, missed his target and the bullet landed on the victim.
The PPRO, Mr Mohammed Haruna who spoke concerning the incident said:
“The attention of the Anambra State Police Command has been drawn to a misleading report being circulated that one Onyeocha Umuokwu was allegedly shot by a police officer at Engineer Emeka Eze’s house on the 25/12/2019 in Alor Community, Idemili South LGA of Anambra State”.
“The report probably orchestrated by mischief makers who want to portray the police in a bad light is totally misleading. “In order to clear ambiguity and to set the record straight, on the 25/12/2019 at the residence of one Engr Emeka Eze of Umuokwu village Alor, a DSS personnel whose identity is yet unknown attached to a VIP allegedly fired gunshot at a cow in a bid to stop it from escaping, but the bullet missed target and allegedly hit one Nnaemaka Nnabuenyi (a domestic staff of the said Engineer) popularly known as Onyeocha and the victim died on the spot”.