Police, SSS trade blames over Anambra shooting

The police and the State Security Service (SSS) have bickered over the shooting of a middle-aged man at Alor in Idemili South local government area of Anambra State.

The victim, Onyeocha Umuokwu, a domestic staffer working for Emeka Eze, a former director-general of the Bureau for Public Procurement, was allegedly hit by a stray bullet fired at a cow running away from the house, ”in an attempt to stop it from escaping”.

Different accounts

Since the shooting on Christmas eve, there have been, at least, three accounts of the incident from sources and security agencies.

A source close to the family, who pleaded not to be named, claimed the shooter was a police officer on duty.

“Onyeocha Umuokwu was shot by a police officer at Engineer Eze’s house on 25th December 2019, in…

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