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Oil minister Diezani’s convoy kills Nigeria Pilot staff



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James Momoh

Staffers of Dom Communications, publishers of Nigerian Pilot wore gloomy faces today, weeping uncontrollably after the news broke that James Momoh, secretary of their Editor was knocked down by the convoy of the Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Wednesday night.

The incident occurred at Mabushi junction in Abuja at about 8.00pm, while the deceased was returning from work.

Eye witnesses said the late Momoh was taken to the NNPC hospital by the car that knocked him down. He gave up the ghost on the way to the hospital.

His corpse has since been deposited in the mortuary.

The late Momoh, born on May 30, 1978 hailed from Ajaokuta in Kogi State. His colleagues who spoke to NaijaLeaks described him as gentle, easy-going and hardworking.

Meanwhile the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT Council, has expressed sadness over the death of Mr. James Momoh of Abuja based Pilot Newspapers.

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.

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.

Michael Ekpo

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