Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said the state government would aid in the investigation of the death of the National Youth Service Corps member, Mr. Samuel Okonta, who was killed during last weekend’s re-run legislative elections in the state.
Speaking at the Wike NYSC Headquarters in Port Harcourt yesterday, Wike declared that his government would provide all necessary assistance for the police to investigate the killing of Samuel Okonta, with a view to identifying those responsible and prosecuting them. Adding that the Rivers State Government would take care of the family of the late NYSC member, who died serving the nation. He also announced that there would be an increment in the monthly allowance of corps members serving outside Port Harcourt from N10,000 to N15,000, while that of those serving in Port Harcourt was increased from N5,000 to N10,000.
He said: “The death of this corps member is unfortunate and condemnable. I urge the police to thoroughly investigate the crime. The outcome of the investigation should be made public so that those involved are prosecuted. The killing of this corps member must not be swept under the carpet.
“I call for post mortem on the corpse of the corps member so that we can ascertain the type of bullet and type of gun that killed him. The post mortem will also determine who bears that type of gun that killed the corps member.”