That late Precious Owolabi, who was killed with a stray bullet is no more issue, but the aftermath of his demise which has continued to generate controversy.
While the family of the slain youth corper reporter was solemnly blamed on the ineptitude of the staff of the hospital where he was rushed to. A worrying fact that was also acknowledged by the late reporter father.
And to add to the unending controversy over his dead, a certain Corper also surfaced that his picture has all the while been using in place of the late reporter. In spite of all this, most prestigious media award in Nigeria (Nigeria Media Nite-Out Award) has decided to honour the deceased journalist with a Post Humour award.
Speaking on why the late reporter was honoured, the media manager and its publicity relations officer ,Mr Murphy Ajibade Alabi, stated that the young man died a hero while carrying out his official assignment
We don’t need to be told how he was killed but what led to his death,he was an easy-going man who believed in the profession he practiced and did it passionately and paid the supreme price by death, with his fearlessness . And as an organization that always recognized the good works of journalists, we have to acknowledge his braveness even though it was a very painful death.
He will be honoured on the dayf the event. We intend to get in touch with his father to receive it on his behalf. This is just to rem ind us of oneTaiwo Awolusi who died during the Liberia war in 1990″.