Governor Ambode probes free trade zone boss’ death
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has inaugurated a five-man tribunal of enquiry to investigate the unrest in the Ibeju-Lekki area of the state on October 12, which led to the murder of the Managing Director of the Lekki Worldwide Investment Limited, Alhaji Tajudeen Disu.
Disu was reportedly killed during a protest by members of Okunraiye community over the acquisition of their land by the government.
The Governor, while inaugurating the tribunal, said as a responsible government, it had become necessary for his administration to investigate the remote causes of the unrest with the view to forestalling future reoccurrence.
Earlier, the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, said in exercise of the powers conferred on the governor by Section 1 of the Tribunal of Inquiry Law, Law of Lagos State, 2003, and considering the recent civil disturbances at the Lekki Free Trade Zone, it had become necessary to constitute a panel of enquiry to investigate the unrest.
The terms of reference of the tribunal, according to Kazeem, include finding the remote causes of the disturbance and inquiring into all incidental matters that might have led to the incident.
Kazeem said the tribunal had 45 days to submit its report.
The tribunal has a former Lagos State High Court Judge, Justice Adesuyi Olateru-Olagbegi (retd.) as chairman, while members are Chief Tunde Seriki, Chief Yemi Lawal, a former Surveyor General of the Federation; Mr. Fuad Kassim; and a former member of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Rafeeqat Onabamiro.
A Chief State Counsel in the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Mr. Adebayo Haroun, is to serve as the Secretary of the tribunal.