- Finally issues white paper on Lekki unrest
By Gboyega Akinsanmi
The Lagos State Government on Sunday asked the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, to investigate the murder of Managing Director of Lekki Worldwide Investment Limited, Mr. Tajudeen Disu.
Disu, an in-law of Chairman of Globacom Limited (GLO), Dr. Mike Adenuga, was gruesomely murdered on October 12 while resolving a land dispute between indigenes of Okunraye Community and some private companies planning to embark on project development in Lekki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ).
But in a statement, the state government issued the white paper on the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry, which the state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode constituted to look into Disu’s murder and civil disturbances raging in the LFTZ.
The statement said the state government accepted most recommendations of the tribunal, which included a directive asking the inspector-general through the State Police Commissioner, Mr. Fatai Owoseni to take over investigation of Disu’s killing
The statement, which was signed by the Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said the directive became imperative owing to the need to resolve the mystery surrounding Disu’s killing.
It noted leaders of the Okunraye community where Disu was murdered on October 12, 2015 had claimed that the late Disu was killed by a stray bullet from mobile policemen attached to the area, while the police in turn issued a statement denying the allegation.
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