BY PERE BOTU
The State Government has condoled with the Pessu family on the death of Mr Joseph Pessu, a twenty eight years old saying that his demise was painful and unfortunate assuring that government would assist the family of the deceased.
The State Deputy Governor Deacon Kingsley Otauro who led a high powered state delegation on a condolence visit to the family at Ugbuwangue in Warri South Local Government Area said government was pained by the death.
He said the condolence visit was on behalf of the State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa stressing that the death of Mr Joseph Pessu was received by government and Deltans with rude shock.
The Deputy Governor noted that the modalities put in place by government particularly the lockdown to check the spread of Corona virus was well intended by ensuring that government upholds the fundamental responsibility of protecting lives and property in the state.
Deacon Otuaro said the killing of Joseph Pessu in his prime was not tenable even though security agencies were meant to enforce the lockdown order by the state government.
While describing the Pessu family as a notable family in Warri, Deacon Otuaro prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss adding that it would have been better if the visit was for other venture rather than condolence.
The Chairman of Warri South Local Government Council,Honourable Michael Tidi thanked the state government for the visit saying that it has further shown that government was concerned about every Deltan not minding age,ethnic group or religion.
Those on the entourage of the Deputy Governor include the Member representing Warri South West Constituency in the State House of Assembly,Honourable Emomotimi Guwor,Honourable Daniel Mayuku,an Executive Director in DESOPADEC and some Commissioners including Prince Emmanuel Amgbaduba and Chief Henry Sakpra as well as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House,Engineer Jude Sinebe.
The highlight of the visit was the signing of the condolence register by the Deputy Governor, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro.