Gbajabiamila Confirms Death Of Vendor Shot By Security Aide,Suspends Officer

Gbajabiamila Confirms Death Of Vendor Shot By Security Aide,Suspends Officer

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Speaker,House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representative, Femi Gbajabiamila has confirmed the death of a newspaper vendor hit by a stray bullet shot by one of his security aides on Thursday Evening.

Gbajabiamila who on facebook page in the early hours of Friday, narrated how the incident happened when he stopped over to greet newspaper vendors while leaving the National Assembly.

“A horrible incident has taken place. This evening as I left the national assembly, I stopped, as usual, to exchange pleasantries with the newspaper vendors at the corner,” he explained.

“Many of them have known me since I first moved to Abuja and it was a friendly exchange. Unfortunately, after the convoy set out in continuation of movement, unidentified men obstructed the convoy which got the attention of security men in the convoy who shot into the air to disperse them.”

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The Lagos lawmaker explained that some hours after they got to their destination, he was informed that someone identified as Ifeanyi had been hit by a stray bullet.

He said this was “contrary to an earlier report by men in the convoy that they applied their security discretion to shoot in the air.

“In the meantime; the officer who fired the fatal shot has been suspended from the convoy pending the conclusion of the investigation.”

While sending his condolences to the family of the deceased, the Speaker expressed distraught about the incident.

“For one of them (vendors) to have been shot by my security detail is horrific and I cannot begin to imagine the grief and loss Ifeanyi’s family must feel on this sad day. No family should have to go through this,” he added.

“I have caused a report to be made to the local police station and an investigation has commenced. My value for human life and my respect for all people – irrespective of social-economic status – is what endeared me to these vendors and these are the reasons why I stop my convoy quite often to connect with them.

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