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Delta LG Boss Shot By Security Aide To Stay Longer In Hospital

Posted: Jul 2, 2016 at 6:09 am   /   by   /   comments (0)
Felix Igbekoyi
ASABA – Doctors have advised that Mrs. Nkechi Chukwurah, the Chairman of Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State, may require a long bed rest, to recover from the critical injury she suffered after surviving gun shot from one of his security aides.
Chukwurahh missed death by the whiskers Sunday, June 12, 2016 after a thanksgiving service in Asaba when the policeman at the front seat turned and shot at her at close range inside the car.
The medical doctors at the hospital where she was admitted are said to have advised her not to rush out of the hospital but have enough rest owing to the nature of injury she sustained.
Speaking from her hospital bed in Asaba, the council boss who was recently recalled from suspension by the state House of Assembly said 22 pellets were recovered from the vehicle.
“My orderly just opened the door for me to enter the vehicle while the policeman sitting at the front seat turned and face me with his gun.
“The next thing I saw was fire all over me, as he shot at me consistently. I was lucky the bullet did not open my stomach. I was hit in other parts. It was God who saved my life,” she disclosed.
According to the chairman, when the suspect was apprehended by other security details and sympathizers, he confessed hearing strange voices to shoot as he was under some spiritual influence.
An eye witness told Saturday Independent that only God knows how the chairman survived the attack, insisting that the survival was not ordinary while he attributes it to supernatural power as another close relative maintained that only God could have saved her life because she is innocent.
However, they both attributed the attack to politics, wondering why a security man who is not insane could shoot at his boss in such short range just as he stated that the excuse of spiritual influence or accidental discharge are puerile.
‘’Some people want her out of the seat dead or alive. They tried impeachment but it turned out to be suspension. They thought the three months suspension would not end but were not comfortable with the thanksgiving. In fact they tried God and He has shown to them He is able,’’ she stated.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Celestina Kalu who confirmed the story on Friday said “it was an accidental discharge,” adding that the suspect identified as David has been arrested.