The MD of Lekki Free Trade Zone Tajudeen Disu was killed this morning October 12th during a Land protest that escalated into a riot in Okunraiye community near Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.
Eye witnesses say a protest staged by the villagers of the community over what they termed forceful taking over of their land by the Lagos state government for Dangote group, went violent after the deceased invited police officers who shot at them, killing two of the protesters.
The protest became violent, resulting in a gun battle. The deceased was said to have been killed by a stray bullet.
Governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode has ordered the Lagos state police command to fish out the killers of Tajudeen Disu.
Speaking to newsmen in Alausa, Ikeja this afternoon, Ambode said
“We are deeply touched with the loss of our dedicated officers at the Lekki Free Trade Zone, Alhaji Tajudeen Disu, who was until his death the arrow head of the Free Trade Zone Initiative. He was killed within the Lekki Free Trade Zone this morning.
It really saddens my heart and the heart of all of us because this was somebody that has been dedicated to his duty in the past ten years”he said He directed the State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni to ensure that no stone is left unturned in order to determine the events that led to the attack on late Tajudeen Disu “This is a great concern and I have directed the Lagos State Commissioner of Police to investigate the cause of the death. The Commissioner of Police must do a thorough investigation to unravel the root cause of what has just happened because he was on a peaceful mission to that place”he said. He appealed to residents of the area to remain calm as his administration will continue to ensure that the security of lives and properties is accorded necessary priority in the State and that the zone is safe for investors “I want to appeal to all our people in Ibeju Lekki axis that they should give peace a chance it is in the interest of all Lagosians that we attract as many investors to the state. That is what we have been doing and improve upon in the last four months. I implore everybody to be calm. We would get to the root of this unfortunate incident”, he said.