Chairman of Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State, Mrs. Nkechi Enumah-Chukwurah, missed death by the whiskers as one of her security aides allegedly opened fire on her at close range. It was learnt that council chairman, who attended a thanksgiving service last Sunday in Asaba, the state capital, had just come out of the church and had hardly settled back in her car when the policeman in the front seat allegedly turned suddenly and shot at her point-blank.

The incident occurred barely four days after the Delta State House of Assembly recalled Mrs. Chukwurah from a three-month suspension it slammed on her. Reacting on Friday to the reported shooting incident involving the Ndokwa East council chairman, the Delta State Police Command spokeswoman, Mrs. Celestina Kalu (a DSP), confirmed the story but quickly added that “it was an accidental discharge.”