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Corper cries out “I’m alive” after his picture was mistaken for Precious Owolabi
A National Youth Service Corps member, Chijioke Oraeki, serving in Ogun State, has said that he is not Precious Owolabi, the corper who was shot during the police-Shi’ites clash in Abuja.
Owolabi later died of his injuries.
Oraeki said that his picture had been used in stories relating to the death of the young man, claiming that he had died.
He took to his Twitter handle, @cjoraeki to call out the publications who had carried his photo, tagging several of them and asking that his photo be dropped from the publication.
Oraki, who is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering, said in tweet “There are pictures of my friends and I circulating the social media that I am Owolabi Precious. My picture was cropped out of the picture I took with my friends when we went to BBC (Big Bottling Company) to submit our applications for place of primary assignment.”
His friend said , on his Twitter handle, @sturfone, “We went in search of PPA, took a selfie and somebody used our pics to write RIP. Where is our law, where is Justice?”
There are pictures of my friends and I circulating the social media that I am Owolabi Precious.
My picture was cropped out of the picture I took with my friends when we went to BBC (Big Bottling Company) to submit our applications for place of primary assignment. pic.twitter.com/rkIJrV25jC
— G-Next Door (@cjoraeki) July 23, 2019