Ede Opoto Festival: How bodyguard fired gun sporadically, injures 14 persons in Anambra

Imanuel Jannah
By Imanuel Jannah March 15, 2017 15:32

Ede Opoto Festival: How bodyguard fires gun sporadically, injures 14 person in Anambra
No fewer than 14 persons have sustained various kinds of gunshot wounds following an alleged sporadic shooting by a bodyguard working for a businessman, Chief Vincent Udeobi on Wednesday during ‘Ede Opoto’ festival at Ifitedunu community in Dunukofia council area of Anambra State.

According to eyewitnesses, the body, whose name was simply given as Mungo Park, released some shots in the air, perhaps, to scare away the crowd which was following his master who was said to be spraying money. The gunshots, it was gathered, hit a gate and boomeranged, injuring about 14 persons in the process.

“He was spreading money but his security personnel were making efforts to stop the crowd following him. At a point, one of his armed thugs shot in the air. It hit the gate and boomeranged. It injured about 14 persons” an eyewitness who pleaded anonymity said.

“They were rushed to Edozie Hospital and Maternity, Ifitedunu and Ndeli Hospital, Awkuzu for treatment. But the unfortunate thing is that the shooter has no licence to carry guns. They were using pump action rife” he added.
When journalists visited the hospitals in Ndeli Hospital, some of the victims were writhing in pains., a 14-year-old boy, Pascal, who had a bullet in his heart, was waiting for operation.

The victims were scared to speak to our reporter. It was later gathered that they were warned not to speak to the press.

All efforts to reach the businessman proved abortive as he neither picked his phone calls nor replied his text message.

Contacted on the telephone, the Anambra police spokesperson, Mrs. Nkeiruka Nwode, said she would get back to reporters for response but has not done so as at the time of filing this report.



Imanuel Jannah
By Imanuel Jannah March 15, 2017 15:32