Gbajabiamila Reveals Name, Identity Of Aide Who Killed Abuja Newspaper Vendor


The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has unmasked the identity of his security aide who shot and killed Ifeanyi Okereke, a newspaper vendor in Abuja on Thursday.

The Speaker in an update on Friday, revealed the identity of the aide as Abdullahi Hassan, an operative of the Department of State Services (DSS).

He added that he has been suspended from his convoy, handed over to the DSS for prosecution as well as administrative and judicial action.

The Speaker noted that the family left behind by the vendor will be compensated and justice will be ensured in the matter.

Gbajabiamila in a personally signed statement on Friday said, “The unfortunate death of Mr Ifeanyi Okereke at the hands of one of my security aides has left me deeply shaken.

“Mr Okereke was a citizen going about his business, trying to make a living for himself and his family. There is no reason for his life to have ended the way it did.

“This morning, I have handed over the security operative, Abdullahi M. Hassan, to the Department of State Security (DSS) for investigation and appropriate administrative and judicial action. In the interim, he has been suspended from the convoy.

“l expect, and I will see to it that the family of Mr Ifeanyi Okereke receives the full measure of justice so that their bereavement is not compounded by any actions that can cause them further pain and suffering.

“I have expressed my personal condolence to his family and have arranged to meet with them when the parents of Mr Okereke, who are already on their way, arrive in Abuja.

“Additionally, I have committed to them that I will support his wife and the immediate family he has left behind.

Source: Naija News

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