A security aide of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, seems to have brought some confusion into the Speaker’s ambiance as he (aide) reportedly shot a vendor in Abuja on Thursday, November 19.
The vendor, Ifeanyi Okereke, whose wife had earlier given birth to a baby the same day, was said to have died.
‘The Punch’ quotes the Chairman of the Newspapers Vendors Association in FCT, Etim Eteng, as saying Okereke died at the National Hospital shortly after the incident.
“The speaker called to give vendors money and the security aide just shot him (Okereke) in the head. He was rushed to the National Hospital where he died some hours later,” he said.
The National Hospital, Abuja, where Okereke died after being rushed there, has also confirmed the passage, with another vendor Abdullahi Seidu, quoted as saying: “The vendors and other hawkers usually run after VIPs and lawmakers whenever they see them. In fact, they can identify the big men by their vehicles. So, the vendors flocked around the speaker’s convoy and he gave them some money but a gunshot just went off.
“The bullet hit Ifeanyi in the head and he fell down. The officer who fired the gun said he wanted to fire in the air.”