As tongues continue to wag over the alleged shooting of Magnus Abe, the Senator representing Rivers Central District by policemen who were trying to disperse people from a rally of the All Peoples Congress. the police has described the insinuation that the Senator was shot as a “blatant lie.” He said the police did not fire a single shot before dispersing the crowd.
The Medical Director of Krisany Hospital where the Senator was rushed to after the alleged shooting disclosed that Senator Abe arrived the hospital in a state of shock which was caused by low blood pressure.
Dr Mickay Anyawu said “he was unable to talk or eat, and he was feeling restless as a result of traumatic shock. The implication is that there is haemorrhage; this is a blood trauma, it is not a sharp one.”
The Doctor continued that “there is a history of an impact; a blunt impact on the left chest wall. Now there might be bleeding internally because if you watch the chest wall; the affected wall is larger than the right side.”
The Senator and Governor Amaechi’ s Chief of Staff, Tony Okocha were attending a rally by a nongovernmental organization, Save Rivers Movement, at the Rivers State College of Arts and Science.
The Rivers State commissioner of information, Ibim Semenitari, said Governor Amaechi was the target of the attack
He continued that “the Rivers State government has it on good authority that Senator Abe took the bullet originally meant for Governor Chibuike Amaechi who was billed to be present at the event. This is disconcerting especially in the light of recent revelations that the presidency may be training snipers ahead of the 2015 elections and that Governor Amaechi is top on the list of those to be eliminated.”
Rivers State Police spokesman, Ahmad Muhamad however said “for anybody to say that Senator Magnus Abe was shot at is a blatant lie and a misleading statement.
“We used minimum force to disperse them and not even a single ammunition was shot. I repeat it; not a single ammunition was expended.” He disclosed that the organizers of the rally didn’t obtain police permit for the gathering. “This same group knows about the ban which still in full force. During the launch of their group last year, they informed the police and they were given adequate security in Elekahia then. How come did they decided to carry out a rally without informing the police today?”
There are reports that Senator Abe might be taken abroad for better medical attention