The presidency revealed that the security officer who carried out the accidental discharge is not attached to the State House.
"Rather, he came on invitation as a witness in an ongoing investigation and was required, as is the rule, to surrender his weapon at the gates before entry.
"Investigation revealed that the operative conducted the normal safety precaution as professionally required when the pistol accidentally fired.
"The lady by his side, a caterer was hit by a pellet of the bullet. Both of them were attended to at the clinic and discharged," the statement said.