Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Friday morning, handed over his security aide, Abdullahi M. Hassan, who reportedly killed one Ifeanyi Okereke to the Department of State Security (DSS) for investigation and appropriate sanctions.
The Speaker, in a statement he personally signed, lamented that Okereke was a citizen going about his business, trying to make a living for himself and his family, hence there was no reason for his being killed.
Gbajabiamila, who said he was deeply shaken by the action of the security detail, said the DSS would carry out detailed investigation into the circumstances leading to the killing and for judicial action, disclosed that the killer security detail had been suspended from his convoy.
“I expect, and I will see to it that the family of Mr Ifeanyi Okereke receives the full measure of justice so that their bereavement is not compounded by any actions that can cause them further pain and suffering.
“I have expressed my personal condolence to his family and have arranged to meet with them when the parents of Mr Okereke, who are already on their way, arrive in Abuja.
“Additionally, I have committed to them that I will support his wife and the immediate family he has left behind.
“I commiserate with the family of Mr Ifeanyi Okereke and ask all Nigerians to join me at this time to pray for the peaceful repose of his soul,” Gbajabiamila stated.