Imo speaker, others narrowly escape death as unknown gunmen invade Assembly chamber, fire shots at everyone

 The speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Paul Emeziem, alongside some members of the House have narrowly escaped being shot by unknown gunmen during plenary.

It is recorded that the sporadic shooting was triggered by the suspension of six members including the Minority Leader, Anyadike Nwosu, who is of PDP extraction.

During the shooting, the speaker was hurriedly bundled out of the premises by his personal aides.

A source within the Assembly chamber told DAILY POST that the speaker and some members of the House were attacked by unidentified gunmen after six members of the House were suspended over alleged unparliamentary activities.

The source disclosed that two PDP members and four APC members were suspended indefinitely.

“The member representing Ideato-north state constituency, Arthur Egwim was removed as the Chief Whip of the Assembly and replaced by Obinna Okwarra of Nkwerre state constituency.

“Other lawmakers suspended were Philips Ejiogu of Owerri-north state constituency, Uche Ogbuagu of Ikeduru state constituency, Kennedy Ibeh of Obowo state constituency, Dominic Ezerioha of Oru-west state constituency and Onyemaechi Njoku of Ihitte-uboma state constituency.

“The announcement was made by the speaker, Rt. Hon. Paul Emeziem,” it disclosed.

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