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16 Mar 2017

Bodyguard Of Anambra Businessman Shoots Sporadically During Festival Injures 14

It has been confirmed that at least 14 persons have sustained gunshot wounds following sporadic shooting by a bodyguard working for a businessman, Chief Vincent Udeobi.


This happened on Wednesday during 'Ede Opoto' festival at
Ifitedunu community in Dunukofia council area of Anambra State

According to eyewitnesses, the guard whose namevwas simply given as Mungo Park, released some shots in the air, to scare away the crowd 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" the witness added.
When journalists visited the hospitals in Ndeli
Hospital, some of the victims were writhing invpains.


A 14-year-old boy, Pascal, who had a bullet in his
heart, was waiting for operation.
They victims were also scared to speak to our reporter.

It was later gathered that they were warned not tovspeak to the press.

All efforts to reach the businessman proved abortive as he neither picked his phone calls nor replied text message.
Contacted on telephone, Anambra police spokesperson, Mrs. Nkeiruka Nwude, said she
would get back to reporters but has not done so
as at the time of filing this report.

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