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Ifeanyi Okereke’s sister laments over his killing by Femi Gbajabiamila’s security aide (Video)

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The sister of Ifeanyi Okereke – the Abuja vendor who was killed by a security aide to the House of Reps speaker Femi Gbajabiamila – has lamented his killing.


Ifeanyi Okereke’s sister laments over his killing by Femi Gbajabiamila's security aide


In a video sighted by Lailasnews, the late vendors sister can be seen lamenting his death, as she joined what seemed to be a group of protesters.

According to her, the vendor was not the troublesome type, only to be shot and killed by the security aide. Watch the video below;

The speaker in a statement confirmed on Friday, confirmed the incident while revealing that the officer involved has been suspended. Femi Gbajabiamila said;

”A horrible incident has taken place. This evening as I left the national assembly, I stopped as usual to exchange pleasantries with the newspaper vendors at the corner. Many of them have known me since I first moved to Abuja and it was a friendly exchange.

Unfortunately, after the convoy set out in continuation of movement, unidentified men obstructed the convoy which got the attention of security men in the convoy who shot into the air to disperse them.

Some hours later, after getting to our destination, it was brought to my attention that someone was hit by a stray bullet, contrary to an earlier report by men in the convoy that they applied their security discretion to shoot in the air.

I have caused a report to be made to the local police station and an investigation has commenced.

In the meantime; the officer who fired the fatal shot has been suspended from the convoy pending the conclusion of the investigation.

My value for human life and my respect for all people – irrespective of social economic status – is what endeared me to these vendors and these are the reasons why I stop my convoy quite often to connect with them. For one of them to have been shot by my security detail is horrific and I cannot begin to imagine the grief and loss Ifeanyi’s family must feel on this sad day. No family should have to go through this.

I am personally distraught about this incident and my deepest sympathies go to the victim, his family and Abuja vendors.”

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One dead, many injured as two men fight over lady’s love in Taraba

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A fight which ensued between two men over a lady’s love has left at least one person dead in Jalingo, Taraba State’s capital.

Channels Television reported that the fight which occurred in Water Board area of Jalingo, also led to the destruction of properties worth millions of naira.

It was learnt that the fight degenerated into a religious crisis as one of the men hired thugs to inflict mayhem on the other, while the other one called on friends to assist in fighting back.

The tension was however doused after security operatives intervened, A businessman who specialises in a bread bakery, Salihu Sale said;

“This incident started four days ago as a minor scuffle without notice. It then degenerated into a fight between youths of two communities over a lady.

“It later became a religious fight between Christian and Muslim youths. They broke my doors and windows, but fortunately, security operatives arrived and took control of the situation and that is why I am here to pack what is left of my bakery.”

Another eyewitness identified as Ezekiel Ali said;

“Although I am not a specialist, from what I saw, one of the victims was hit by bullets because we saw holes in his body.”

The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Azare who visited the area condemned the incident and also revealed that only one person was killed during the crisis. Azare revealed that they have made a few arrests in connection with the crisis.

He said;

“From the report gathered by my men on the ground, only one person was confirmed killed with many injured and receiving treatment at the hospital.”

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The date for the burial of Jerry John Rawlings announced

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The date of the funeral for former president Jerry John Rawlings has been announced to the general public.


The late Former President Jerry John Rawlings will be given a state burial on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at the Independence Square in Accra.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by James Victor Gbeho, the head of the funeral planning committee.

READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW;

PRESIDENT RAWLINGS’ FUNERAL TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 23

The family of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings has in consultation with the Government, agreed that the date for the State funeral of the former President is confirmed for Wednesday, 23rd December 2020 at the Independence Square in Accra.

The family is working in conjunction with the Government on the finer details of the funeral ceremony and will communicate the arrangements in due course.

Individuals and institutions who wish to contribute tributes to the memory of Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings are reminded to email such tributes to [email protected]al.org.

Signed:

Ambassador James Victor Gbeho
(Head of Funeral Planning Committee)

The former president died on Thursday, November 12 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a short illness. He was 73.

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The date for the burial of Jerry John Rawlings announced

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The date of the funeral for former president Jerry John Rawlings has been announced to the general public.


The late Former President Jerry John Rawlings will be given a state burial on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at the Independence Square in Accra.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by James Victor Gbeho, the head of the funeral planning committee.

READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW;

PRESIDENT RAWLINGS’ FUNERAL TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 23

The family of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings has in consultation with the Government, agreed that the date for the State funeral of the former President is confirmed for Wednesday, 23rd December 2020 at the Independence Square in Accra.

The family is working in conjunction with the Government on the finer details of the funeral ceremony and will communicate the arrangements in due course.

Individuals and institutions who wish to contribute tributes to the memory of Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings are reminded to email such tributes to [email protected]al.org.

Signed:

Ambassador James Victor Gbeho
(Head of Funeral Planning Committee)

The former president died on Thursday, November 12 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a short illness. He was 73.

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