The Commandant-General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Muhammadu Gana, has condemned the unwarranted killing of the Imo North senatorial district candidate, Mr Ndubuisi Emenike, by personnel of the corps from Imo state command.
Speaking while briefing the management at the Corps National Headquarters, Abuja, Gana, described the death of the politician as an unfortunate and a great loss to the family of the deceased, the entire people of Imo State and Nigeria in general.
The CG, who was deeply saddened by the incident, disclosed that the errant officer had been arrested and handed over to the police and that due diligence would be followed in ensuring that the personnel is punished and justice served accordingly.
He has also given a marching order to the Assistant Commandant General (ACG) in charge of Zone E, Owerri, and the Commandant in Imo State to carry out a full-scale investigation into the incident and ensure that the full weight of the law is applied in prosecuting the personnel to serve as a deterrent to others.
Gana in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Corps, Mr Emmanuel Okeh on Monday, berated the personnel involved in “such a costly mistake and wanton degree of carelessness that resulted in the death of a prominent politician and an illustrious son of Imo State.”