ICYMI : Family Of Vendor Killed By Gbajabiamila’s Aide Demand N500m Compensation From Him

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The family of Ifeanyi Okereke, the newspaper vendor killed by a security aide of Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, is demanding N500 million from the speaker.

This past week, Okereke was shot by Abdullahi Hassan, a Department of State Services (DSS) operative attached to Gbajabiamila.

 

According to PUNCH, the request was  incorporated in a letter addressed to the number four citizen by Mike Ozekhome, the family attorney.

 

In the letter dated November 23, the Okereke family stated that the demand is not enough to replace their deceased son.

“Our clients have instructed us to make from your good self, the following modest demands: That you use your good offices to ensure the immediate prosecution of your security aide (Abdullahi Hassan), who went on a frolic of his own, clearly acted outside the purview of his duty and responsibility by shooting to death an innocent, harmless and armless citizen,” Ozekhome said.

 

“That you adequately compensate the Okereke family with a modest sum of N500m only.

 

“This monetary demand can never adequately replace or take the place of their son, husband, brother, and breadwinner’s life. But it will at least mitigate the obvious trauma and hardship the premature demise of their irreplaceable breadwinner has placed on them.”

The counsel, however,  said if Gbajabiamila fails to accept their demand in seven days, they would take legal steps.

 

“Take note therefore that it is our clients’ firm instruction that in the event that you fail, refuse and/or neglect to accede to or proffer reasonable compensatory terms to our above modest demands within seven days from the date of this letter, we shall without any further correspondences from us, take appropriate legal steps to enforce our clients’ constitutional rights,” he said.

 

The speaker said he has handed over the aide to the DSS for discipline.

 

Gbaja has also visited the family of the deceased to express his sympathy.

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