Fuel Subsidy Killing: Victim’s Father Seeks Justice


As the Lagos State Ministry of Justice through the Office of the Public Defender takes over the investigation of the death of Abiodun Ademola who was allegedly killed by the DPO attached to Pen Cinema Police Division in Lagos, Segun Fabunmi,on 9 January 2010, the father of the victim, Ishola Abe has cried out for justice.

Speaking with P.M.NEWS at Abeokuta Street, Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government area of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, Abe said that he is grieved that his son was murdered in cold blood by a trigger happy police officer.

“But I am using this opportunity to call on the Presidency to ensure that justice is done and that my son’s killer is prosecuted according to the laws of the land,” he said.

The 64-year old father of the deceased who is a retired civil servant in Osun State said that he did not mandate anyone to act on his behalf.

“When I learnt that my son was murdered, I decided to visit Lagos from my base in Ilesha, Osun State to confirm and thank those who have been assisting my family to make sure that justice is done,” Abe added.

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While thanking the Governor of Lagos State, the Chairman, Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government, Apostle Toba Oke, Dayo Saka, who is representing Ifako-Ijaiye in the State House of Assembly, the youths of the area and others, Abe charged the Office of the Public Defender to make sure that Justice is done on time.

Speaking with P.M.NEWS, Director, Office of the Public Defender, Omotola Rotimi said that the Governor of Lagos State has mandated her office to investigate the alleged killing, charge the case to court and ensure that the deceased’s family and those injured are adequately compensated.

Speaking in a similar vein, Chairman, Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area, Toba Oke urged the Inspector General of Police, Hafiz Ringim, to make sure that the killer police officer is investigated and tried in Lagos where he perpetrated the crime so as to serve as a deterrent to others.

—Ayodele Lawal

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