Josephine Okereke wife of the newspaper vendor Ifeanyichukwu Okereke who died from a gunshot fired by an aide of to the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila has disowned her husband’s family for demanding a N500million compensation.
At a press conference on Thursday, the widow said she was not aware of the pre-litigation process, urging Mr Gbajabiamila to ignore the family and fulfil his promises to her and her two children.
Mr Okereke’s family had written to Gbajabiamila in a letter dated November 23, demanding N500million as compensation or they would press charges in seven days.
The letter to the speaker was signed by lawyer Mike Ozekhome and authorised by the father of the deceased Okorie Okereke and the younger brother Destiny Okereke.
Abdullahi Hassan an operative of the Department of State Services (DSS) who fired the fatal shot has been arrested.
Gbajabiamila had visited the family of the deceased and promised to ensure that they do not suffer.