Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike has assured that his government would make sure that the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) operative that allegedly killed a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) agent, Dr. Ferry Gberegbe.
The governor, who made the vow on Saturday in Port Harcourt when he led leaders in the state on a condolence visit to the family of the slain lecturer, said he was going to inaugurate a panel to ensure that.
Gberegbe served as PDP agent at the Khana collation centre and was shot at the place during the March 9 governorship election in the state. He later died in a hospital in the state apparently due to the gunshot.
The governor during the visit announced N200 million scholarships for the four children of the deceased. He asked the widow of the deceased to open bank accounts for each of the four children.
“We will set up a judicial commission of inquiry to ensure that the culprits are brought to justice. It is unfortunate that F-SARS killed the PDP collation agent. The state government will offer scholarship to the four children left behind by the deceased. The mother of the children should open dedicated accounts for each of the children.
“The state government will pay N50m to each of the four children for their education,” he said.
Decrying activities of security personnel during the election he said, “Instead of allowing people to choose who will represent and govern them, the security agencies didn’t allow that. Rather, they prefer to kill us.
“He died in the course of the defending the PDP. He died in the course of defending democracy. I want to assure the family that all those who killed him will not go free.”
According to him, the late Gberegbe remained committed to the PDP even on his sick-bed, maintaining that the deceased sent him a text message, saying that he would be very happy when he (Wike) was declared winner of the election.
Wike also promised that the state government would construct a house for the deceased’s family and participate in his burial.
PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, who also spoke during the visit, said the late lecturer was a victim of the calculated oppression of the oil rich states by the Army and the F-SARS.
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