3rd June, 2011
The Embassy of Nigeria in Germany said the German authorities have commenced investigation into the shooting of a Nigerian, Mrs. Christy Schnudeck, allegedly by a policewoman.
The Europe correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered on Wednesday that Schnudeck, who was from Edo, was shot at a job centre in Frankfurt by a policewoman, when she went to the facility to collect welfare claims.
Embassy sources told NAN in a telephone interview that the German authorities were unwilling to engage the mission on the matter because the deceased had a German passport.
â€œWhen the information got to us, we consulted with the host authorities but we were told that the deceased was a German citizen and that they were already investigating the matter,â€ the source said.
The source however, added that in spite of this the embassy would continue to monitor the investigation to ensure that justice was done.
According to the sources, unconfirmed reports indicated that the deceased, who was mentally challenged, had stabbed a police woman at the job centre for homeless people and those with addiction problems.