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Emotion ran high on Friday as Lance Corporal Adegboyega Adebayo, one of the two soldiers killed by hoodlums two days before the Rivers State rerun election, was buried in the Iyesi area of Ogun State.
During the burial, tearful parents, brothers and friends of the 34-year-old soldier, who was shot dead on the sea in the Abonema, Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State on March 17, decried lack of concern from both the Rivers State and the federal governments.
They said apart from the military, no government official had sent a condolence message or visited the family even though he died in the line of duty.
Succeeded by parents, a wife, and two children – Marvelous, 6, and two-month-old Mercy – Adegboyega was described as the breadwinner of his extended family.
It was learnt that he was on an assignment when his wife put to bed and had yet to see the baby before his death.
His 66-year-old mother, Clara Adebayo, called for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding her son’s death, saying that the family had been dealt a big blow.
She said, “He is the breadwinner of the family. His siblings are well educated, but without jobs; he was the one assisting them.
The killers have ruined my family. The Rivers State Government should do whatever it can to help the family. He did not know his baby.”
The deceased’s father, Victor, a retired civil servant, said, “He died serving the country. I learnt he was shot dead at close range.
“So far, no government official, either from the Rivers State Government or the Federal Government, has visited us. I appeal to the state governor (Nyesom) Wike, to fulfil the pledge of compensation he made. He should not forget the family,” he said.
The deceased’s wife, Tawakalitu, 32, told our correspondent that she spoke with her husband two hours before his death, adding that the incident was still a mystery to her.
She said, “He was a loving and caring man. It was on March 17 that he called me that he was going for election duty and I told him to inform me when he got to where they posted him.
About two hours later, I called his line, but it was no longer going through. I did not get any information until on Monday when my dad told me he was late.
“The death was unusual. They were many on patrol. I don’t know where to start from. I gave birth to a child a few days before he died and he did not set his eyes on the baby. How will I cope?What kind of life is this? The Rivers State Government should come to our aid.”
Charles Adebayo, the immediate younger brother of the late soldier, blamed the crisis between the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in the state for the death of his brother.
He said, “There are two masters holders in the family, but we are jobless. He was the breadwinner of the entire family.
“His death has dealt an irreparable blow to the family. It is something that could have been avoided. More pathetic is his new-born baby he was unable to see. He was supposed to attend the naming, but he could not because of the nature of his job.
“We learnt that he was heading for where he was posted for the election and there was a distress call from somewhere. God knows who made the call, but they made a U-turn.
“On the way, an ambush was laid for them. People said Wike promised to do something reasonable to help the family, but as of now, we have not heard anything from him. In my opinion, it was the political crisis in that state that caused his death.”
A soldier, Hamisu, one of Gboyega’s colleagues from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, described him “as a good soldier, very diligent and obedient. He joked with everybody; may his soul rest in perfect peace.”
The deceased’s friend, Taiwo Adegoke, said, “He is the only friend I have. We have known each other for 20 years. I have yet to get over the trauma. He was like a brother to me. He was a soldier from the beginning to the end.
“Based on the information I gathered, they were on patrol without using a gunboat, which is not acceptable. South-South is a volatile area, where gunboats are expected to be used at all times.
Maybe it was sabotage, I can’t say. But his death could have probably been avoided if a gunboat was provided.”Soldier Killed During Rivers Rerun Election Buried Amid Tears (Photos)
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We Must Get You – Police Tells Senator Dino Melaye
The Nigeria Police has vowed to arrest Dino Melaye, Senator representing Kogi West at the Senate. Mr Melaye had earlier in the day raised alarm of a police seige laid at his Abuja residence.
Moments after raising the alarm, the Police forcefully gained access to his compound and has continued with the siege. The police personnel believes the lawmaker is in the building despite denial from Melaye.
Stating its reason for the siege, the Police in a statement from its spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, said the Senator is wanted in connection to an alleged attack on a police personnel.
“The Police operatives currently in the residence of Senator Dino Melaye are to effect his arrest to answer to the case of attempted culpable homicide on the shooting of a Police Officer, Sgt Danjuma Saliu, attached to 37 Police Mobile Force (PMF) while on duty at a stop and search point along Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa Road in Kogi state,” the statement from Moshood said.
“The above offence was committed by Senator Dino Melaye and his armed thugs in Kogi State on the 19th July, 2018 when they shot and wounded a police officer, Sgt Danjuma Saliu, attached to 37 Police Mobile Force (PMF) while on duty at a stop and search point along Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa Road in Kogi state.
“The Police Officer is yet to recover from the gunshot injury he sustained during the attack and still under intensive medical care. “The Police investigators have written the Clerk of the National Assembly for Senator Dino Melaye to report at Kogi State Police Command, CIID, Lokoja for him to answer to these offences against him under investigation in Kogi State Police Command but he has bluntly refused to report himself to the Police.
“The Police operatives will continue to be in wait at the residence of Senator Dino Melaye until he surrenders himself for arrest. The offence for which Senator Dino Melaye is being investigated is capital in nature and not compoundable.
“The Force will not tolerate attack on its personnel by any individual no matter how highly placed. The law must take its course,” it added. Melaye and the police have had a running battle since the senator was named by suspects in a murder case.
The latest development comes days after the lawmaker hinted of plans to abduct and inject him to death.