A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, Sir Alex Ikwechegh, has visited the family of the late ‘Keke’ driver who was killed by a soldier in Aba, Igbere TV reports.
ABACITYBLOG had earlier reported that the victim, Chimaobi Nwaogu, was shot dead by Corporal Ajayi Johnson for allegedly refusing to give N100 bribe at a military checkpoint in the state.
Ikwechegh, during the visit, donated some undisclosed amount of money to the bereaved family of the victim.
The former Aba North Council Chairman, who was represented by Chief Kalu Uche of the Alex Ikwechegh Foundation, also announced a full scholarship for the deceased children.
Ikwechegh, founder of the foundation, has always been in the news for the good owing to his benevolence in awarding scholarships and donating freely to orphanages.
Alex Ikwechegh Foundation was also the first non-governmental organization to visit the woman whose fingers were cut off by Fulani Herdsmen in Abia. He had generously footed her medical bills back then.
Speaking through Chief Kalu Uche in Umuahia, Ikwechegh said, “The Alex Ikwechegh Foundation (AIF) paid a condolence visit to the family of Chimaobi Nwaogu whose life was cut short by a trigger-happy soldier in Abia State, leaving a wife and two children.”
“We were received by the immediate elder brother of the deceased. We also met the family members, the widow and her two kids”, he said.
“We were well received by the indigenes, they were happy seeing us”, Ikwechegh added.
He revealed that the visiting team made a financial donation to the family, with a promise to cater for the children’s education.
“We made a financial donation on behalf of the Alex Ikwechegh Foundation and the family were also encouraged with warmth words and gifts. The Foundation will be playing an active role in their upkeep and education as the kids have automatically become beneficiaries of the AIF Scholarship scheme”, he stated.
Meanwhile, it should be recalled that the killer soldier had been arrested by security operatives in Abia.
Aliyu Yusuf, Defence Deputy Director of Information, while confirming the development, said the soldier has since been detained.
Yusuf added that disciplinary action against the corporal was in course, saying he would be dismissed and handed over to the police for prosecution, if found culpable.
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