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…Donates N10 Million to Widow, Children Of Murdered Uzo-Uwani Scribe
By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Determined to apprehend those behind the recent assassination of the Head of Nursing Services at the Federal Psychiatric Hospital, Enugu, Mrs. Maria Amadi, Enugu state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has offered N5 million to any person or group with useful information on the perpetrators of the unholy act.
He made the offer weekend when members of National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, Enugu State Chapter, accompanied by Joint Health Sector Union and Association of Resident Doctors, visited him at the Government House, Enugu, to seek his intervention towards the unmasking of the killers.
The governor who disclosed that the money will be made available immediately to the State Commissioner of Police, Suleiman Balarabe, stressed that it will go a long way in ensuring that those who perpetrated the dastardly act were apprehended and made to face the wrath of the law.
He however, condemned in strong terms the unfortunate incident and promising to get to the root of the crime, just as he commiserates with the families of the deceased and her colleagues, saying: “I am sincerely saddened by the gruesome murder of your colleague. I share in your grief. It is a solemn moment for all right-thinking persons”.
The governor, who equally hinted that he had made several interventions to ensure peace in the hospital, said he didn’t know that the crisis in the establishment had taken a new and dangerous dimension.
He promised to do all that was possible to give late Dr. Amadi justice and ensure that such heinous act does not recur in the state.
“To tell you that we are serious, I am making available the sum of N5 million to the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command for any person or persons that will provide information about the people that killed this nursing officer.
“It is a bad story and we will get to the root of this crime. You have done well by showing your grievances peacefully. It has shown that you love the late Dr. Maria Amadi and I know that wherever she is, she will know that her colleagues did not abandon her.
Similarly, the governor has approved the release of N10 million to the wife and children of the Secretary to Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area, Dr. Nnamdi Peter Ogueche who was recently murdered by yet-to-be- identified hoodlums.
The gesture according to him, was for the upkeep of his immediate family in keeping with his commitment to assist them to overcome their challenges.
Burial of late Ogueche, according to the Uzo-Uwani council Chairman, Barrister Fidelis Ani, who expressed the gratitude of the people of the locality to the governor, has been fixed for April 5 at his country home, Adaba.
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