The RIVERS State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said on Saturday that the state government would inaugurate a panel to ensure that the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad personnel, who killed Dr. Ferry Gberegbe, a PDP agent in Khana Local Government Area of the state, was brought to justice.
This is as the governor announced N200m scholarship for the four children of the deceased, directing Gberegbe’s widow to open bank accounts for each of the four children.
The governor spoke on Saturday in Port Harcourt when he led leaders in the state on a condolence visit to the family of the slain lecturer.
He said, “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.”
The governor decried the gunshots at Gberegbe at the Khana collation centre, where he served as the PDP collation agent, adding that the fatal shots led to his death.
He added, “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.”
The governor stated that 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 stated that the state government would also construct a house for the deceased’s family and participate in his burial.
Also speaking, the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, said the late lecturer was a victim of the calculated oppression of the oil rich states by the Army and the F-SARS.
However, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Nnanmdi Omoni, said he would n’t be able to comment on who was responsible for Gberegbe’s murder. Omoni stated out that the investigation on the matter would fish out the culprit.