The bereaved family, through one of its members, Lamar Oleghe, made a statement seen by Nigerian Tribune, in an attempt to clear the air following some very inaccurate reports that have already gone viral in several online media outlets.
While thanking the public for their overwhelming support thus far, Lamar recommended that the family’s privacy be maintained in the message.
He raised the following key issues in the statement:
“1. The family is yet to reach a decision regarding what approach to take as they are still grieving the loss of the deceased.
“2. It is beyond callous and reprehensible to upload the pictures and name of the deceased without the consent of her family members. This is highly unacceptable.
“3. The continuous circulation of the watered down and abridged versions of the events that led to the deceased demise and aftermath of her tragic death failed to capture the magnitude and essence of this truly unfortunate debacle.
“Considering the magnitude of our unbearable loss and the weight of the issue. We are deliberating on the necessary steps and actions to take with the memory of our beloved daughter and sister in mind, the appropriate authorities are on top of the matter and so are we. When a resolution is reached, we will communicate our decision to the public.
“Once again, respect the privacy of the family and let us mourn and grieve the loss of our beloved in peace. Thank you.”