Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has expressed shock over the killing the Managing Director of Lekki Worldwide Investment company Mr.Tajudeen Disu and urged the police to ensure that perpetrators behind the act are brought to book.
The Governor, described late Disu as a man committed to promoting the inflow of investment into Lagos .
He said he had directed the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, to ensure that no stone was left unturned to determine the events that led to the death of Disu.
Residents of Okunraiye community in the Ibeju-Lekki area, one of the communities hosting the Lekki Free Trade Zone on the Lekki-Epe Expressway of Lagos State, on Monday clashed with policemen during which Disu was killed.
Trouble reportedly started in the community around 10am when some gun-wielding hoodlums from the community approached workers on the site and ordered them to pay or stop work.
Disu, who was said to be at Idaasan, a neighbouring community, had gone to settle the altercation upon receiving a call from one of the workers.
It was learnt that the altercation degenerated into a melee and the MD was shot dead in the process.
Policemen manning the site reportedly engaged the miscreants in a gun duel, killing four people.
Ambode also reiterated government’s determination to create more jobs by bringing more investors to the zone, saying it could only be achieved if the residents allowed peace to reign in the zone.
The Commissioner of Police assured the people of the state that the police had swung into action to ensure that the culprits were brought to book, saying that some suspects had been apprehended and investigation was ongoing to determine if there were major sponsors behind the killing.