A security aide attached to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday allegedly shot a newspaper vendor in Abuja.
Information gathered disclosed that the incident occurred at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, around 3pm on Thursday.
The newspaper vendor who was identified as Ifeanyi Okereke was rushed to the National Hospital by his brother and some police officers, where he reportedly died.
“The speaker called to give vendors money and the security aide just shot him (Okereke) in the head. He was rushed to the National Hospital where he died some hours later,” he said on the telephone.
A vendor identified as Abdullahi Seidu, said the accused security aide could not give a reason for his action when confronted by Gbajabiamila.
Seidu said, “The vendors and other hawkers usually run after VIPs and lawmakers whenever they see them. In fact, they can identify the big men by their vehicles. So, the vendors flocked around the speaker’s convoy and he gave them some money but a gunshot just went off.”