Book on slain Channels TV corps member for launch in Abuja

A book on Precious Owolabi, a corps member with Channels TV, that was killed in clashes between the police and Shiíte Islamic sect is ready for launch in Abuja.

Owolabi who was part of a Channels TV crew was killed on Monday, July 22, 2019 in a police and Shiíte clash that also claimed the life of a Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, FCT Command, DCP Usman Umar.

Speaking on the book launch, father of the deceased, Mr. Ayooluwa Owolabi, said the book were works of his late son before his demise on that fateful morning in Abuja.

“Precious had written some plays that were actually ready for publication before he was unfortunately killed while on the legitimate performance of his duties,” Mr. Owolabi said.

“One of the plays, ‘3 Minutes to Midnight’ was set for stage presentation at the end of his service year which was just three months away. So this book presentation is to honour him and bring his aspiration to life.

“For my family and I, the book presentation will help, we believe, preserve his dreams, aspirations, memory and legacy. It is also to inspire other young people who are serving their country to know that their sacrifices are not in vain,”

According to the schedule of the book launch, it is expected to hold on September 16 at the National Press Center in Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari is billed as the Special Guest of Honour with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, as Guest of Honour.

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