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Precious Owolabi Finally Laid To Rest In Zaria



The remains of the slain Channels TV reporter, Precious Owolabi was on Thursday, laid to rest at Wusasa cemetery in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Naija News understands that the Oyo-born corps member serving in Abuja was killed during a recent bloody protest by Shiites members.

His remains which were deposited at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, were conveyed to the cemetery as early as 8:20 a.m.

In a white ambulance, he was given a final respect and accompanied by his fellow corps members as well as the officials of the NYSC in attendance, according to a report by Nigerian Tribune.

On the arrival of his remains, tears gripped family members as his body lowered into the grave after a funeral service which was followed by a farewell song and final salute conducted by members of the NYSC.

Oyo state speaker, Rtd Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin also mourned with the family of late Owolabi.

“My deepest sympathies, prayers go out to the families of the Oyo-born Channels corper– Precious Owolabi and DCP Usman Umar that were shot dead during the clash between police and Shiite protesters in Abuja,” he tweeted on Thursday.

The Speaker urged Nigerian Police and other security agencies to do more in protecting lives.