The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Johnson Olawumi, on Friday paid a condolence visit to the bereaved family of the late youth corps member, Okonta Samuel, that was killed in the wake of Rivers rerun election violence.
Brigadier-General Olawumi visited the deceased’s family at their Illah, Delta State residence in the company of the state coordinator, Mrs. Olive Essien Etukudo, and other senior officials of the scheme.
The eighth child of his parents’ nine children, Late Samuel, who studied Political Science at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State lost his father in 1993 and his mother last year.
Late Samuel with call-up number RV/15B/5539 was serving at GCSS Ukpeliede, and was an electoral official in the Rivers rerun. He had finished his assignment at the polling unit and was on his way home when he was shot alongside two other persons by unidentified hoodlums.