#NigeriaDecides2019: ‘Election Observer’ Killed By Stray Bullet
A man described as an election observer was allegedly killed by a stray bullet from a policeman at Umuida community, Enugu Ezike, Igbo-Eze north local government area of Enugu State.
The victim whose name was given as Osondu Odu was hit in the head by a bullet from a police officer stationed close to the residence of a politician in the area.
Ebere Amarizu, spokesman of the Enugu police command, confirmed the incident to journalists.
He attributed it to “accidental discharge”.
The man was said to have had a confrontation with the policeman at a polling unit metres away from Eze’s residence.
However, police spokesman, Frank Mba said last night that that the victim was not an election observer.
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) agent was similarly shot dead by suspected thugs in Eziama Obire in Nkwerre local government area of Imo State.