Sharon Okayi, the only daughter of late Prof. Gabriel Okayi, who was murdered in his residence in the early hours of January 9, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, has given an eyewitness account of how he was killed.
Sharon gave an account of the killing of late Professor of Aquatic Pollution and lecturer with the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi last Tuesday, when Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, paid the bereaved family a condolence visit at their Asase North Bank residence.
“Around past 2am that day, I heard the footsteps of people in our compound and I also heard my Dad’s voice outside shouting, ‘Jesus, Jesus, no, no,’ and I was surprised. I quickly woke up my younger brother because it was just the two of us that were sleeping in the other flat.
“When we got to the parlour, I was shouting the name of the other people sleeping in the next flat but nobody answered me. After about 10 to 15 minutes, the whole place became quiet and I was wondering whether they have kidnapped my Dad or something. Then, I heard one of my brothers shouting, “Daddy, Daddy, No, No” and by the time we came out, I saw my Dad on the ground bleeding,” she told The Sun.