Thursday, 10 August 2017

NUJ Asks Police to Fish Out Killers of NTA Staff, Lawrence Okojie

Lawrence Okojie, who was a staff of NTA until his death has been buried. Hew was buried today, in Edo State.  According to reports....... 

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the late Okojie, 33, was shot dead in Benin by unidentified gunmen while he was returning home from work in the night of July 8.
Osakue, who
described the late NTA staff as “a thoroughbred journalist and gentleman”, said the entire union was pained by his demise.

He urged his family to take solace in the fact that the late journalist served humanity well throughout his sojourn on earth.
While describing the prevailing security situation in the state as “worrisome”, Osakue urged the police to rise up to the challenge of curbing the current crime rate in the country.
The NUJ chairman also appealed to the state government to beef up security in all strategic places to protect the lives and property of  citizens.
Osakue expressed concern that the police had not  apprehended the killers of late Okojie several weeks after the incident.
He promised to reward any member of the public that would offer useful information that could help in tracking the killers.
“We are really sad about his death, most especially as he was killed in the line of duty.

“We are particularly worried again because several weeks after the hardworking journalist was killed, security operatives have yet to find the killers,” he said.
A former Chairman of the Council, Mr Desmond Agbama, appealed to  the police to take necessary steps to uncover the perpetrators of the crime.
NAN reports that many journalists paid their last respect to the deceased who they described “as very friendly and accommodating”.
NAN also reports that the management of the NTA has offered automatic employment to the young widow at the service of song held for the late journalist on Wednesday.


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