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UNIZIK Student Blames Prolonged FG-ASUU Dispute, Varsity Shutdown for Sister’s Murder



By Praise Chinecherem

A student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Samuel Okeke, has vowed not to forgive both Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal government over the death of his sister, Chiamaka Okeke.

He said the deceased, a 23-year-old student of History and International Studies at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, was stabbed to death by robbers at a Shawarma spot in Enugwu-Ukwu, Anambra State.

He said Chiamaka, who had been at home following ASUU lingering strike, decided to get a temporary job at the shop in her bid to lessen financial burdens on their parents as well as get engaged in activity rather than staying idle.

According to him, the deceased and other employees were locking the shop on the fateful day when they were attacked by a gang of robbers who asked her to surrender her phone.

He said, “An eyewitness told us that the robbers requested for Chiamaka’s handset, but she had told them that she was not with a phone but they went ahead to drag her bag and stabbed her multiple times on the stomach and chest.

“She didn’t even resist them or argue with them. They just killed my sister for nothing. She was just trying to make ends meet because of this ASUU palaver.

“I will never forgive ASUU and the Federal Government for this! My sister did not deserve to die. How much was the salary that she was even paid? How long has she even worked there? My sister was just killed because of the ineptitude and uncaring country we live in.”

When contacted, Police Spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga, said the information was not brought before the police.

He asked the family members of the deceased to come forward and provide more information for proper investigation.

“Please, let him come forward to provide us with more information for proper investigation. You can give him my telephone number,” he added.

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