Elechi’s Shooting: FCT Vendors Chairman Contradicts Gbajabiamila’s Explanation

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The Chairman of the Newspaper Vendors Association in the FCT, Mr Etim Eteng, has disagreed with the explanation proffered by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila for Thursday’s shooting of a vendor, Ifeanyi Elechi.

Elechi was shot close to the Federal Secretariat, Abuja by a security operative in Gbajabiamila’s convoy believed to be an official of the Department of State Services (DSS).

The security operative has since been suspended, Gbajabiamila stated.

The Speaker, who said he was “personally distraught” by the incident, explained how it occurred in a statement released early Friday.

Gbajabiamila explained that the incident occurred when he stopped his convey to exchange pleasantries with the vendors as was his usual practice after work.

According to the fifth-term lawmaker, “many of them have known me since I first moved to Abuja and it was a friendly exchange.

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

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