Festus Keyamo Sends Condolence Letter
Gunmen suspected to be kidnapper-herdsmen have reportedly killed Mr. Olajide Sowore, younger brother to pro-democracy activist and publisher of SaharaReporter online newspaper, Omoyele Sowore.
The incident occurred on Saturday morning near Okada in Edo State while he was returning from Igbinedion University where he was a student of pharmacy.
A check on the verified Facebook page of Omoyele confirmed the story wherein the human right activist cum publisher in what looked like a tribute said; “they snuffed out the life yet another real human being. Rest in Power “Dr. Mamiye”
“This act in itself will not delay their day of justice. I travelled widely with you and our father as a little kid. You were the most loved robust kid I ever first knew. You, Mr. Magnet had no enemy.
“You, Mr. Sunshine Foundation who made everyone happy. You the boy who snuck out his older ones to parties taking all the blames when our disciplinarian father found out.
“You the guy who was an out-of-the-box thinker, who decided school wasn’t for you and created your own genre of music and then turned around to go to school after you almost turned 50.
“You lived your life so that everyone could be alright but now assassinated by everything that is not alright. Saddest day yet” he concluded.
Following this development, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN) has sent a letter of commiseration to Sowore on the ll
“I read with deep sadness the reports on the senseless killing of your younger brother, Mr. Jide Sowore, a student of pharmacy at Igbinedion University, Okada, in Edo State, this morning. It is quite sad and regrettable that such a young man would be cut down in his prime by criminal elements.”
“Myself and other compatriots would be pressurising the law-enforcement agents to track down these killers without delay and bring them to justice. This, and many others around the country, must be checkmated with all arsenals at our disposal.”
“I urge you to take heart and remain committed to helping the nation find a lasting solution to some of these numerous challenges,” Keyamo’s letter said.