A 35 years old food vendor identified as Chioma Precious Okwuadigbo has been shot dead by an allegedly drunk Naval officer who accidentally discharged his weapon within the early hours of Sunday morning in from of a very popular night club in Yenizue-Gene suburb of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The woman was said to have died on the spot on impact of the bullet and no arrests were made. The defaulting military officer was invited by the police for questioning but was subsequently released with the case being transferred to the CID.
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NAWOJ during a statement signed by Mrs Maria Olodi-Osumah and grace Koinyan, chairperson and secretary respectively said: it’s disheartening that Chioma Okwuadigbo at thirty-five years and in her prime, life was snuffed out of her by security operatives who need to protect her as a Nigerian.
“The pain and sorrow caused by the death of Mrs Okwuadigbo can’t be quantified as she left behind two children who still require the nurturing and love of a mother.
Despite the very fact that the incident had been reported to the police, no arrests are made…Chioma’s death shouldn’t be forgotten just like that.
“We are therefore calling on the Nigeria Police to as a matter of urgency swing into action by arresting the officers involved, perform a radical investigation and make sure that the culprits are brought to book. that’s the sole way justice are going to be seen to be served.”