Gbajabiamila suspends security aide who killed newspapers vendor

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The Speaker of the of Representatives, Femi , has described the killing of a newspaper vendor in Abuja by one of the security details as horrible, saying he is distraught by the incident.

, in a he personally signed and issued in the early hours of , said he did not know that someone was killed in the attempt protect him until he arrived his destination.

The PUNCH had how a security aide the Speaker shot the vendor in the head.

The incident, which occurred at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, around 3 pm on , had caused panic in the area.

The victim, identified as Ifeanyi Okereke, was subsequently rushed the National Hospital by his brother and some police officers, where he reportedly died.

It was learnt that the shooting happened when Okereke and other street vendors selling on the Shehu Shagari Way, Three Arms Zone, flocked around the convoy of the Speaker, was said to be in the habit of giving out money anytime he passed them.

The Speaker’ read, “A horrible incident has taken place. This evening as I left the national assembly, I stopped as usual to pleasantries the newspaper vendors at the corner. Many of them have known me since I first moved to Abuja and it was a friendly .

“Unfortunately, after the convoy set out in continuation of movement, unidentified obstructed the convoy which got the attention of security in the convoy shot into the air to disperse them.