The widow of Ifeanyi Okereke, the Newspaper Vendor shot lifeless by Safety element connected to Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Mrs. Josephine Okereke has dissociated herself from the N500m being demanded from the Speaker as compensation for the demise of her husband.
Ifeanyi Okereke was shot lifeless by an Operative of the Division of State Companies whereas the Speaker has given assurance that the spouse and kids of the late vendor can be adequately taken care of whereas his household will get ample Justice.
Nonetheless, the household of late vendor wrote to the Speaker by way of their lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), demanding for N500m as compensation
Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), had in a letter dated November 23, 2020, stated he was given the mandate to write down the Speaker by the daddy of the deceased, Okorie Okereke; and his youthful brother, Future Okereke.
Nonetheless, talking at a information convention on Thursday in Abuja, the widow of the deceased stated that not one of the relations knowledgeable or sought her consent earlier than embarking on any motion
She claimed that she was not conscious of the pre-litigation course of and urged the Speaker to disregard the household however somewhat fulfil his guarantees to her and her two kids
Whereas expressing gratitude to the Speaker for all steps taken up to now because the unlucky incident, she acknowledge the truth that nothing might carry her deceased husband again to life,
In keeping with her, ” I received to know in regards to the stated N500m demand as compensation on the killing of my husband by way of the media, no person advised me earlier than embarking on that, the Speaker visited us and warranted us that justice can be executed which is what am after and never financial compensation.
“The Speaker additionally made guarantees to care for the welfare and the well-being of the quick household of my late husband and to institute a Belief Fund in his identify, we’re simply trying as much as him for the success of his guarantees and never preventing the person.”