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Widow of Vendor Killed By Gbajabiamila’s Aide Fights Husband's Family Over N500m Compensation

Posted by Thandiubani on Thu 26th Nov, 2020 -

The wife of a Newspaper vendor killed by Gbajabiamila's security aide has gone to war with her husband's family for demanding N500m from the Speaker.

Josephine Okereke disowned her husband's family for demanding N500m from Gbajabiamila
Josephine Okereke disowned her husband's family for demanding N500m from Gbajabiamila
Josephine Okereke has asked House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila to ignore N500m demand made by her late husband's family.
Recall that the newspaper vendor was shot and killed by a Department of State Services operatives attached to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.
The wife while disowning the N500m, demand from her husband’s family urged the Speaker to go ahead with his promise to give the children of the deceased man scholarship.
According to Punch, Josephine spoke at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.
The family of Ifeanyichukwu Okereke had written to Gbajabiamila, demanding N500m.
Lawyer to the family, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), in a letter dated November 23, 2020, said he was given the mandate to write the letter by the father of the deceased, Okorie Okereke; and the younger brother to the deceased, Destiny Okereke.
The DSS had last week arrested the operative, Abdullahi Hassan, who shot Okereke while Gbajabiamila had also visited the family of the deceased and promised to ensure that they do not suffer.
However, the family demanded more, adding that nothing could bring the dead vendor back to life.
The widow, however, said she was not aware of the pre-litigation process, urging the Speaker to ignore the family and fulfil his promises to her and her two children.
Details later…

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