The man who was allegedly shot by Orji Kalu’s orderly, is said to be in a critical condition at the Federal Medical Centre in Umuahia. An indigene of Iheochiwa clan who gave his name as Abraham, said men of the Nigeria police attached to the former Governor of Abia state, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu shot sporadically after he got booed at the community.
“The APC campaign train stopped over at Amafia Ihechiowa to address the locals. As Orji Kalu was addressing the people and making campaign promises, the youths questioned what he did to the people of Ihechiowa as Abia Governor of Abia North Extraction for eight years.
“One of the youth said you promise to deliver the Ihechiowa rig road and failed. We can not trust a man who was Governor for eight years and did nothing. At that point, the youths started booing him.
“The police officers attached to the campaign train started shooting randomly. A middle-aged man was hit and was immediately rushed to FMC Umuahia. He is in critical condition”.
However a Media Adviser to the former Abia state Governor, Maduka Okoro, in a phone interview with DAILY POST on Monday said;
”We did not shoot anybody to dead as being reported by online media platforms.
“I want to tell you that due to the benevolence of Orji Kalu, he visited the young man at the Federal Medical Centre(FMC) on Saturday to see the man and how he (victim) is recuperating.
“So, none of the police officers attached to His excellency, Orji Kalu shot anybody dead. I know the opposition want to politicize it”.
The state’s police Public Relation Officer Jeofrey Ogbonna, also disclosed that the incident has not been reported.
“The incident has not been reported to the state command. None of our men shot anybody”.