According to the Rivers State Government, Samuel Dumebi Okonta, graduate of Political Science from Ambrose Ali University, who was murdered in cold blood on the night of the rerun elections in Rivers State, will be immortalized.
Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike also declared that the State Government will provide all necessary assistance for the police to investigate the killing of the corps member, with a view to identifying those responsible and prosecuting them.
Speaking at the Rivers State National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Headquarters in Portharcourt on Wednesday, Governor Wike also announced an increment in the montly allowance of corps members serving outside Portharcourt from N10,000 to N15,000.
Governor Wike noted that the death is even more painful because the corps member was an orphan who suffered through schooling and was on the verge of being of help to his immediate family.
He said: "The death of this corps member is unfortunate and condemnable. I urge the Police to thoroughly investigate the crime. The outcome of the investigation should be made public so that those involved are prosecuted. The killing of this corps member must not be swept under the carpet.
"I call for post mortem on the corpse of the corps member so that we can ascertain the type of bullet and type of gun that killed him. The post mortem will also determine who bears that type of gun that killed the corps member ".
State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs Ngozi Nwatarali commended the governor for commiserating with the NYSC at its moment of grief. She appealed for greater protection for corps members during elections.
Responding on behalf of the family, Alex Edeabeatu thanked the Governor for his gesture. He said that the late corps member was a shining light.