Nigeria, Nov. 9 -- A police officer in Akwa Ibom has allegedly shot dead a man at a wedding ceremony attended by the state governor, Udom Emmanuel.

The incident happened on Thursday in Ikot Ukab, Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of the state.

The victim has been identified as Godwin Thomas.

The circumstances surrounding the killing remained unknown as at the time of filing this report.

The police spokesperson, Odiko MacDon, confirmed the incident through a statement issued on Friday, but said that the police officer was yet to be identified.

"Our preliminary findings showed that as at the time of the incident, the security personnel from Akwa Ibom Government House had left the area," Mr MacDon, a superintendent of police, said in the...