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He’s not one of us, FCT police command speaks of Gbaja’s security aide who shot vendor

Valentine Chinyem

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The federal capital territory (FCT) police command has confirmed that the security aide of Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, who shot a newspaper vendor in Abuja on Thursday is not one of them.

This was made known in statement following speculations that the trigger-happy officer was a policeman.

But Mariam Yusuf, spokesman of the FCT police command, said the report is false.

She noted that the FCT police commissioner, Bala Ciroma, has also directed that a proper investigation into the incident be carried out.

“The FCT Police Command wishes to unequivocally refute the allegation making round sections of the media that a Police officer attached to the convoy of the Speaker of the House of Representatives shot at a newspaper vendor within the Three Arm Zone on Thursday 19th November,2020,” she said.

“Contrary to the misleading information, preliminary investigation into the unfortunate incident reveals that the security aide who shot at the vendor is not a member of the Nigeria Police Force.”

She commiserated with the family of deceased, noting that the outcome of the investigations are made known to the public.

“While commiserating with the family and friends of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police wishes to guarantee members of the public that the Command will be lucid in its investigation and ensure the findings are made public,” she said.