• Sat. Mar 25th, 2023


Josephine Okereke, the wife of the newspaper vendor who was shot and killed by a Department of State Services operative attached to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has disowned her husband’s family over their demand for N500Million Naira as compensation.

Josephine made this known while speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.

NEWSNAIJA learned the family of the deceased had written to Gbajabiamila, demanding N500m.

Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN),  Lawyer to the family, 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 Department of State Service 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.

However,  The widow, said she was not aware of the pre-litigation process, urging the Speaker to ignore the family and fulfill his promises to her and her two children.

Details later…

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