What seemed to be an accidental discharge that led to the death of a relative of Abia state governor, Mr.John Ndubuka, is said to be under investigation by the state command of the Nigeria police.
Briefing journalists over the incident at the government house, Umuahia, the state commissioner for information and Strategy, Dr Eze Chikamnayo,said the victim, Mr.Ndubuka was hit by a bullet that killed him from an unknown source while leaving the venue at the end of a successful civic reception organized by Ikwuano/Umuahia people for the governor on saturday.
Dr Chikamnayo said the event occurred after the governor, chief TA Orji had left the arena.
According to him, the identity of the assailant is not yet known but stated that the matter will be thoroughly investigated and He assured that the police will get to the root of the matter.
He further stated that the state government is on top of the security situation in the state and will not waiver from its responsibility of protecting lives and property of the citizenry.