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Police, INEC Should Provide Job For Me — Wife Of Slain Police Officer

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Daniel Ojukwu

The wife of a slain police corporal, Blessing Idoko, has begged the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Nigerian Police Force for a job.

Blessing, whose husband, Sunday Idoko, was gunned down by assailants while escorting 2019 election results from Ipokia town to Ilaro collation Centre in Ogun State, spoke with newsmen on Thursday.

Her husband was shot dead at Eredo in Yewa South LGA during the 2019 presidential election.

She was presented with a cheque by INEC before addressing newsmen, but it wasn’t enough to compensate for her loss according to her.

She decried the harsh realities she had to face with her family since the death of her husband.

She thanked INEC for the monetary compensation, but said her husband’s presence would have alleviated her burden more than the compensation could.

She said, “This compensation is not enough because of the economic challenges I am facing. Life is not easy, two hands are better than one. Things are too difficult. Every day and night, I find it difficult to get solution to how I will train this little child. How will I stand? It is not easy.”

Responding to a question on what she would consider a better gesture by the INEC and police, she said, “I’ll be happy if they can stand by me by offering me a job.”

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