A senatorial aspirant in Imo North Senatorial District(Okigwe Zone) Hon. Ndubuisi Emenike was on Sunday evening shot dead in a case of ‘accidental discharge’ by a Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps officer.

The officer was said to be attached to the deceased, who was the senatorial candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) during the 2019 election.

Late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu won that election but died six months after inauguration.

Campaign for who replaces Uwajumogu just kicked off, though, unofficially with Ndubuisi, making serious inroads to win the by-election.

It was learned that the big bodied businessman had attended a function in the Isiala Mbano local government area of Imo State, and was about to leave when the security operative attached to him accidentally shot in his direction which hit him.

Emenike, popularly called Ototonwa was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, where doctors battled in vain to keep him alive after the amount of blood lost.

The security personnel, whose name is yet to be ascertained, has been attached to Emenike for some years, even before the build up to election.Senator Benjamin Uwajimogu representing Imo North (Okigwe zone) had last December slumped and later gave up the ghost.