Reginald Dei, a photographer attached to Bayelsa Government House, is dead.
Dei was shot during the Feb. 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections, along
with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader in Oweikorogha, Southern
Ijaw Local Government Area, Mr Seidougha Taribi, while in the later’s
residence waiting for the outcome of the elections in the ward.
Taribi died on the spot, but Dei, who was taken for dead by the
gunmen, allegedly in military uniform, survived and was rushed to the
hospital, where he died on Sunday night.
The Director, Corporate Communications, Governor’s Office, Chief
Nathan Egba-Ologo, who confirmed the development on Monday in Yenagoa,
said the photographer died after battling to survive the lethal wounds
from the gunshots in a Yenagoa hospital.
Egba-Ologo called on relevant security agencies to investigate the
activities of various security agencies and bring the culprits of the
dastard act to book.
He said that the state was mourning the unfortunate murder of Taribi
and Dei as a result of the brigandage that rocked the parts of the state
during the elections.
Meanwhile friends of the late Dei have taken to Facebook to mourn his death. See their posts below…