Family Of Killed Comedian In Jalingo Hotel Rejects Corps


Family of a Jalingo based comedian, Samuel Awal, a.k.a Big Shark who is an indigene of Benue state allegedly murdered  in an hotel room, in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State last week, had rejected his corpse.
The comedian who was among the organizers of the ongoing peace concert in the state, was mysteriously murdered by unknown men in his hotel room after returning from one of the event at the Jolly Nyame stadium.
The late comedian was said to be in disagreement with some person involved in the concert over the sharing of N250 million released by the state government for the event.
A family source said that they decided to reject the corpse because there was no proper explanation by the Taraba State government over death  of their son.
The family, according to the source received the death of the comedian with rude shock when there was no case of illness before his body was found on the said date after returning from an event sponsored by the state government
It was gathered the family of the late comedian had insisted that they will not claim the copse until the state government gives clear explanation of what led to the death of their son whom they suspected was gruesomely murdered
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Office DSP David Misal confirmed the death of the comedian and disclosed that the corpse was found in his hotel room on the 8th of this month
According to him, the corpse of the comedian has been deposited at the morgue of the state specialist hospital pointing out that the police were awaiting autopsy report.
Investigation however revealed that following the refusal of the family members to claim the corpse, the Taraba state government is contemplating handing over the corpse to the President of the Tiv Cultural Association so as to convey the corps to Benue state.


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