Tuesday 17th October, 2017
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I didn't order my orderly to shoot FRSC official - Abia Speaker

I didn't order my orderly to shoot FRSC official - Abia Speaker

The Speaker of Abia State House of As­sembly, Rt Hon Chikwendu Kalu, has denied the alleged shoot­ing of two officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) by his security aide.

According to reports, the Speaker’s wife was traveling to Aba on Sat­urday when the FRSC of­ficers stopped the Sport Utility Vehicle she was traveling in along the Umuikaa/Aba-Port Har­court Expressway.

The FRSC officers were alleged to have hit the ve­hicle with sticks when the driver ignored their signal to stop.

This, according to re­ports, led to a quarrel be­tween the security aide of the Speaker’s wife, a personnel of the Depart­ment of State Services (DSS), and the FRSC offi­cers leading to the alleged shooting.

But addressing news­men yesterday in Umua­hia, the Speaker denied the shooting of the FRCS officers contrary to media reports.

The Speaker, who roundly condemned the incident also said he was not at the scene of the in­cident contrary to reports that he stormed the scene with his security aides.

He said he was in his of­ficial residence in Umua­hia when he received a dis­tress call that his wife was having issues with some uniformed men on the highway.

According to him, he was also told that some of his security aides went to the scene to find out what happened but regretted that fracas later ensued be­tween them which led to the unfortunate incident.

He said he understands the value of life and could not have ordered the shooting of the officers for whatever reason.

“ I am well informed to know that human life is sa­cred. I strongly condemn the overzealousness of the security agents whether army, DSS, police, FRSC or any security outfit.”