Photos: Gbajabiamila Visits Family Of Vendor Shot By Security Aide
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Saturday visited the family of Ifeanyi Okereke, the newspaper vendor who died from a bullet fired by one of the security aides attached to the Speaker’s convoy last Thursday.
Gbajabiamila condoled with the wife and family of the late vendor at Kwata area of Madalla-Suleja, Niger State and pledged to ensure justice is served.
“Those children have now become my children. I have made commitments to the family to train them until they become adults. I have instructed the lawyers in my office to immediately set up a trust fund for them until adulthood. The incident has touched me in no small measure and in ways difficult for anyone to understand. I am a man of peace and not violence.”
After the incident, the speaker released a statement in which he pledged to cater to the wife and the immediate family he left behind.
He also identified the security aide as Abdullahi Hassan, whom the SSS has since detained.
Gbajabiamila, on Sunday also met with members of the Abuja Newspapers Distributors Association (ANDA) and the Newspapers Vendors Association, Abuja (NVAA) to condole with them over the death of their colleague, Ifeanyi Okereke.
The Speaker said the House would upon its resumption of plenary on Tuesday honour the late Ifeanyi and invited the leaders of the two associations to be part of the event to be held on the floor of the House.
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