NMNA to honour late Precious Owolabi of Channels
That late Precious Owolabi was killed with a stray bullet is no more news, but the aftermath of his demise which has continue to generate controversy.
While the family of the slain youth copper reporter has solemnly blamed the ineptitude of the staff of the hospital where he was rushed to, a worrying fact that was also acknowledged by the late reporter father.
To add to the unending controversy over his dead a certain Corper also surfaced that his picture has all the while been used in place of the late reporter. In spite of all this the organizers of the Nigeria Media Nite-Out Award has decided to honour the departed soul of the young journalist with a posthumous award.
Speaking on why the late reporter will be honoured the media manager and publicity of the award Mr Murphy Ajibade Alabi stated that the young man died a hero while carrying out his official assignment.
Alabi noted that ” We don’t need to be told how he was killed but what led to his death,he was a going man who believe in the profession he practice it passionately and he paid the supreme price by death, with his fearlessness . We as an organization that always recognize the good work of journalist have to acknowledged his braveness even though it was a very painful death. He will be honoured on the day of the event, we intend getting in touch with his family to receive it on his behalf. This just remind one of Taiwo Awolusi who died during the Liberia war in 1990″ Alabi concluded.