The chairman of Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State, Mrs. Nkechi Chukwurah, cheated death after she survived several gunshots fired at her by her security detail, simply identified as David.
Mrs. Chukwura was recently recalled having been suspended by the State House of Assembly for three months over allegation of fraud and financial impropriety levelled against her by councilors in Ndokwa East Local Government.
The LG boss, who spoke from her hospital bed, said she was about leaving the venue of a thanksgiving service on the fateful day, and was about to sit at the back seat of her car when her security detail opened fire on her.
She said the bullet hit her in the stomach, hand and thighs, and 22 pellets were recovered from the vehicle, adding that when the suspect was arrested he said he acted under demonic influence.
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“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 narrated on phone.
Confirming the incident on Friday, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Celestina Kalu, however said, “it was an accidental discharge.”