Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City
The police have invited a member of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon. Victor Edoror for questioning, over alleged shooting at the state Legislators’ quarters.
It was learnt that yesterday evening hoodlums alleged to have been brought to the quarter by the erstwhile Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly while celebrating the birth of his new child engaged in sporadic shooting.
It was also learnt that it took the intervention of the security agents in the quarters to bring the situation under control before sending for further reinforcement.
“We were earlier unsettled with the influx of fierce looking men who were said to be guests at the child’s naming ceremony which took place in Edoror’s residence at the quarters, in no distant time we started hearing sporadic gunshots which made everyone scampered for safety,” the source said.
When contacted, the state commissioner of police, DanMallam Muhammed, said he was in Abuja for Inspector General of Police conference.
“They called me that there was shooting at the legislative quarter and I ask the police to investigate those behind it and bring the perpetrator to book. The most important thing is that no life was lost,” he noted.