Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka
Member representing Idemili North and South federal constituency in Obosi, Anambra State, Obinna Chidoka, has opened up on how he escaped death by the whiskers, during March 2 rerun in the community.
Two people lost their lives and over six persons sustained gunshot injuries in what police described as a rival cult clash during last Saturday’s election.
Chidoka, who narrated the gory story of his experience at the scene of the incident said: “I was using my smart phone to video the commotion, which greeted the sudden order by the DPO, who was posted to Obosi on the eve of the election from Achalla Police Station, that the collation of results at Chuke Memorial Primary School, the ward collation centre be moved to Ogidi, the local government headquarters, when I started hearing gunshots.
“I was standing less than 10 metres across the road from Chuke Memorial Primary School, while the shooting lasted. My orderly rushed me to a container used for mini shop, but the owner, who was already inside locked it and refused to open for us after we knocked and knocked.
“At that point, I decided to hide myself beside condemned tyres and goods until the shooting by the police and DSS personnel who parked their vehicles there ended.
“At the end of the incident, I was driving out when I saw the convoy of the Commissioner of Police and turned back to meet him, it was then we uncovered that two persons were killed during the shooting by police and DSS personnel.”
The lawmaker, however, expressed surprise at the story attributed to the police in Anambra, that the death of the two persons in Obosi on March 9 was as a result of rival cult clash.
He noted that after the Obosi incident, the security agencies and some INEC officials disappeared with the election materials and later produced results, which were totally against real results from the polling units.