- Published on Thursday, 13 September 2012 20:19
- Written by Elombah.com
Nigerian Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison Madueke's convoy Wednesday night crushed an office asistant with Abuja based, The Nigerian Pilot to death in Abuja. Elombah.com learnt the Management of the Newspaper company Pilot is covering it up because the Minister picks the bill of Dennis Sami, Pilot publisher. The victim, James
Momoh is an Office Assistant to the Editor, Jonny Nwokocha.
Elombah.com learnt the Minister thereafter asked the Newspaper house to hush up the incident and not expose the matter.
But the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT Council, today got wind of the incident and expressed sadness over the accident.
In a statement by the Chairman of Council, Comrade Chuks Ehirim, described the death of Momoh, a production staff with the newspaper, as avoidable and unfortunate.
According to Ehirim, the tragic death of Momoh brings to fore the recklessness of government convoys and their absolute disregard for traffic rules and other road users.
Momoh was knocked down by the convoy late Wednesday evening along Nicon Junction, Maitama, on his way from work.
Reports indicated that Momoh was taken to the NNPC hospital where he later gave up the ghost.
The NUJ FCT chairman lamented that the minister has not demonstrated any concern and human feeling for the deceased by reaching out to his relatives. He said she was rather more bothered about protecting her image.
Ehirim warned that the union will not fold its arms and watch government officials treat human lives with levity and called for proper investigation into the matter as well as proper compensation for the bereaved family.
However, speaking to elombah.com on the issue the Dennis Sami denied covering up the story. He also said the PPMC said the Minister was nowhere near the area and that the vehicles belonged to NNPC protocol vehicle. Sami also denied that the Minister contacted him to cover up the story.
More details soon