28th September, 2021
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu to fish out the killers of a Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP Kazeem Abonde in a bid to prosecute them.
CSP Abonde was killed by hoodlums on September 23, 2021 in Ajao Estate.
The governor, in a statement he personally signed, said the government of Lagos State had noted with deep concern attacks on law enforcement agents by hoodlums.
He said such senseless attacks were attempts to trample on law and order by those who are desperate to turn the society upside down, saying this would not be allowed to happen.
“In the latest of such attacks, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Kazeem Abonde, was killed on September 23, 2021 in Ajao Estate by yet unknown hoodlums.
“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,” he said.
Sanwo-Olu said such display of savagery as the one in which CSP Abonde died would not be allowed in Lagos State, no matter the circumstances.
The governor added that “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.
“I commiserate with the family of the fallen officer and the Police Command on the loss of this fine officer whose diligence and bravery have been applauded by his colleagues and relations. May The Almighty bless his soul.”