The Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila has announced that he has handed over his aide who shot a newspaper vendor identified as Ifeanyi Okereke Elechi to death in Abuja to the Department of States Service for investigation.
Femi Gbajabiamila said this in a statement he released via his Twitter handle, noting that there is no reason for Elechi to have died the way he did. Stating that his death has left him shaken and he has sent his condolences to his family, Gbajabiamila said he will wnsure that Elechi’s family receives the full measure of justice.
“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 may 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”, his statement began. Read also: Ifeanyi Okereke: “This is Why Youths Started #EndSARS”, Nigerians Savage Femi Gbajabiamila Over Newspapers Vendor’s Death
“I 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 pare. 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. I commiserate with the family of Mr. Ifeanyi Okereke and ask all Nigerians to join me at this time to pray for the peaceful repose of his soul”, the statement reads.