Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed the Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, to prosecute the killers of a police officer, CSP Kazeem Abonde.
The deceased, a Chief Superintendent of Police, was killed on the 23rd of September in the Ajao Estate area of the state by unknown hoodlums.
In a statement he personally signed, Governor Sanwo-Olu commiserated with the family of the slain officer and the State Police Command on the tragic incident.
The Governor condemned the attack, warning that his administration would not condone a repeat again.
“I have directed the Commissioner of Police to ensure that all those who participated in this savagery are brought to justice. This is to encourage our law enforcement agents that we will always stand by them as they carry out their duties and, at the same time, send a strong signal to criminals that any attack on our officers will not go unpunished”
“Such display of savagery as the one in which CSP Abonde died will not be allowed in our state, no matter the circumstances. The law is there for us all, should there be need to redress any perceived wrongdoing. Citizens who take the law into their own hands are promoters of jungle justice, which will not be allowed to take root in our dear Lagos” he said
While praying for the repose of the slain officer’s soul, Governor Sanwo-Olu described the deceased as a “fine officer whose diligence and bravery have been applauded by his colleagues and relations”.