Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
The family of Inspector Lucky Okey, Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s orderly who fell from the governor’s convoy, has debunked allegation the governor abandoned their son to die miserably.
Before his death, Mr. Okey was a police officer who served as part of the governor’s security convoy until he was involved in an accident in August this year.
A statement from the family signed by Chukwudi Okey, dissociated itself from a report that surfaced online insinuating neglect on the part of Governor Soludo, alleging abandonment and a lack of proper medical care leading to Inspector Okey’s tragic passing.
The statement read: “The attention of the Family of Inspector Lucky Okey of Amata Akpoha Autonomous Community Afikpo North Local Government of Ebonyi State has been drawn on online news circulating on social Media where one faceless Marshal is accusing Governor Soludo of abandoning our son, Inspector Lucky Ukpai, Who fell from Governor’s convoy on an official duty to die miserably.
“Our Son did not die miserably. When the incident happened, Governor Soludo took care of him. He gave him 100 percent maximum attention at the Hospital.
“The Governor did all he could to save his life and the best Medical Doctors were assembled to take care of him. We are so grateful to the Governor for his fatherly display and concern over the death of our son.
“We do not know who is Marshall and why he is out to tarnish the image of the Governor and the family or what he intends to achieve with that.
“We want to state it clearly, we do not know him nor authorise him to speak for the family. Our son, Inspector Lucky is single and not married. He had the accident on 6th August 2022 and not February as said by the so called Marshall.
“We urge the Public to disregard the said publication. We beg all who are trying to use our sons death to score cheap Political point to leave Our Family and son out of this. They should allow us to mourn our son and let the soul of our beloved son to rest in perfect peace.”
Press Secretary to the Governor, Christian Aburime, in a statement, said contrary to the claims, Governor Soludo provided full support and assistance throughout Inspector Okey’s medical ordeal.
“All necessary medical attention and care were promptly administered to Mr. Okey following the accident.
“The government ensured his medical bills were cleared, and his salaries and allowances were paid promptly until his unfortunate demise.
“Incidentally, all the acts of care and support by Governor Soludo have been duly acknowledged by the late officer’s family.”