The family of the newspaper vendor who was shot dead by a security aide of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has demanded a sum of N500million as compensation.
The family made this known in a letter issued through their counsel, Mike Ozekhome.
According to them, the sum which Gbajabiamila must agree to is too small to replace their son.
“Our clients have instructed us to make from your good self, the following modest demands: That you use your good offices to ensure the immediate prosecution of your security aide (Abdullahi Hassan), who went on a frolic of his own, clearly acted outside the purview of his duty and responsibility by shooting to death an innocent, harmless and armless citizen.
“That you adequately compensate the Okereke family with a modest sum of N500m only. This monetary demand can never adequately replace or take the place of their son, husband, brother, and breadwinner’s life. But it will at least mitigate the obvious trauma and hardship the premature demise of their irreplaceable breadwinner has placed on them,” Ozekhome said in the letter.
The vendor, Ifeanyi Okereke, was shot dead by Abdullahi Hassan who was part of the security detail attached to the Speaker’s convoy.