Widow of Vendor Killed By Gbajabiamila’s Aide Fights Husband’s Family Over N500m Compensation

Josephine Okereke has asked the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to ignore the demand for N500m made by the family of her late husband.

Recall that the newspaper vendor was shot dead by agents of the Department of State Services attached to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

The wife, while repudiating the N500m, her husband’s family’s lawsuit urged the Spokesperson to go ahead with his promise to award a scholarship to the deceased’s children.

According to Punch, Josephine spoke at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.

Ifeanyichukwu Okereke’s family had written to Gbajabiamila demanding N500m.

The family’s attorney, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), in a letter dated November 23, 2020, said that the father of the deceased, Okorie Okereke, gave him the mandate to write the letter; and the younger brother of the deceased, Destiny Okereke.

The DSS 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 did not suffer.

However, the family demanded more, adding that nothing could bring the dead vendor back to life.

The widow, however, said she was not aware of the pre-litigation process and urged the Spokesperson to ignore the family and keep his promises to her and her two children.