A police officer allegedly shot at Nkechi Chukwurah, the Chairman Ndokwa East Council in Delta State.
The police officer, identified as Dave, was attached to the security detail of Chukwurah, who is currently in critical condition at a hospital in Asaba, the state capital.
According to her, she had just closed from a church thanksgiving service on the day of the attack, and was about entering her SUV when a security aide who was seated at the front turned and pointed his gun at her.
She said the guy immediately started shooting directly at her, firing severally before other security aides rushed at him and seized the gun.
The council boss, who was recently recalled from suspension by the state House of Assembly, stated that the bullets hit her in the stomach, hand and thighs. Luckily for her, she survived 22 pellets.
On the shooter’s arrest, Mrs. Chukwurah stated that David confessed that he was hearing strange voices in his head which urged him to shoot his madam.
“My orderly just opened the door for me to enter the vehicle, while the policeman sitting in the front seat turned to 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 told Southern City News .
Police source in the command’s headquarters confirmed the incident, saying that the officer had been arrested and that he was under investigation.