Gberegbe’s family receives N200m pledged by Rivers State Government


The family of Late academic and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Khana Local Government Area Governorship, Dr Ferry Gberegbe, has received the N200 million promised them by the Nyesom Wike, for the education of the kids of the deceased lecturer.

Governor Wike during a condolence visit to the family announced an N200million scholarship for the four children of the Late Dr Gberegbe.

He also directed the widow of the deceased to open bank accounts for each of the four children. This pledge was made during the governor’s condolence visit to the family.

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“The State Government will offer scholarships to the four young children left behind by the deceased. The Mother of the children should open a dedicated account for each of the children. The State Government will pay N50million to each of the four children for their education”

Dr Ferry Gberegbe who was a lecturer at the Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori was reportedly killed by SARS Personnel at the Bori Governorship Election Collation Centre on March 10th.

The Governor on officially released the said funds to the family of the Late Gberegbe. The money is meant for the training of the four children that the former academic left behind.

On 7th May, Akin Fakorede, the then commander of SARS told the Joint Committees on Army, Police Affairs and Human Rights and Justice of the House of Representatives investigating the activities of the police and army during the 2019 polls in Rivers that the family of Gberegbe denied police access to conduct an autopsy on his remains.

He also disclosed that Gberegbe had gunshot wound from a locally-made pistol, adding that he died of food poisoning.

Fakorode said that the video on social media containing how Gberegbe was killed, was concocted, adding that it (the video) was done before the election.

Fakorede said: “The police is investigating the incident. But, the family of the man has refused to allow us to conduct an autopsy on the remains of the victim.

“Till now, the police Homicide Department has not seen the remains of the victim. We have visited the hospital and seen the doctor that handled the case.

“The victim must have been shot by his friends. He had a gunshot wound from a locally-made pistol, but died of food poisoning,” he emphasised.

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On 22nd May, Wife of the deceased, Ronke Gberegbere, filed a lawsuit with suit number PHC/1054/19 against the 1st Respondent; The Nigerian Police and 2nd Respondent; F-SARS Commander Akin Fakorede, seeking for fundamental right action on the murder of her late husband.

During the court proceeding, counsel to the wife of the deceased, Lezina Amegwa, told the court that late Ferry Gberegbere have the fundamental right to life.