NUJ announces reward for information on killers of NTA reporter
The Edo State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists has announced financial reward for anybody that could provide useful information that would lead to the arrest of the killers of a reporter with the Nigeria Television Authority, Mr. Lawrence Okojie.
Late Okojie was killed on July 8 by suspected cultists while he was returning from work at about9pm.
His corpse was found deposited at the morgue by the police who said it was cult related killing.
Edo State Chairman of NUJ, Mr. Roland Osakue, announced the financial reward at the lying-in-state of the remains of Okojie at the premises of NUJ secretariat.
Mr. Osakue called on security agencies to ensure adequate protection of lives especially journalists in the state.
He challenged the police to unravel the killers of Okojie whom he described as a dedicated and hardworking journalist.
The remains of late Okojie was later taken to his hometown, Olihin Uzea in Esan North East local government for internment.
When contacted for comments, State Commissioner of Police, Haliru Gwandu, said the killer of late Okojie has been arrested and currently cooling his heels in prison.
Gwandu said he received commendation for bursting the crime.
He said increased police patrol prevented cultists in the state from carrying out deadly attacks on July 7 and August 8.
Those two dates, according to him, were days to celebrate founder’s day for some cult groups.
He said, “We arrested many of them in their regalia. Those into cultism did not have the chance to kill themselves. We were able to foil their operations and arrested many of them.”
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