Lagos asks IGP to investigate Disu’s death

lekki-free-ZoneMourns former deputy governor
Sevenmonths after the murder of the Managing Director of Lekki Worldwide Limited, Alhaji Tajudeen Disu, the Lagos State Government has released a White Paper on the report of the Tribunal of Inquiry into causes of civil disturbances at the Lekki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ) that resulted to his death.

The State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, in a statement said the state government accepted most of the recommendations of the Tribunal part of which included a directive asking that the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase be requested through the State Police Commissioner, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, to take over investigation into Disu’s killing.

The directive, the commissioner said, became imperative owing to the need to resolve the mystery surrounding Disu’s killing, just as it reiterated its commitment to ensuring free access for investors not just in the area but also in other parts of the state.

The state government also directed the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives to ensure that all outstanding compensation issues are resolved as soon as possible.

The ministry was equally directed to ensure that the Resettlement Committee is reconstituted in line with the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding to enable it perform satisfactorily.

Meanwhile, the Ikeja residence of the former Lagos State Deputy Governor in the Second Republic, Chief Rafiu jafojo, was a ‘Meca of some sort’ yesterday as notable personalities, that included the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and her Deputy, Mrs. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, Chairman of Lagos APC, Chief Dele Ajomale, among others gathered over the passage of the former Deputy Governor of the State, Alhaji Rafiu Jafojo.

Jafojo, who was deputy governor during the administration of former Governor Lateef Jakande, died on Saturday in his Lagos residence at the age of 80.

In a condolence message signed on his behalf by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, Ambode said Jafojo’s death was a great loss to the State, adding that his contribution to the development of State will not be forgotten in a hurry.

“Alhaji Jafojo was part and parcel of an administration during the Second Republic that has been widely applauded across Nigeria for achieving several milestones which is still being made reference to.

“He was an astute politician who was very loyal to the course of developing the state and together with Alhaji Lateef Jakande, they formed a strong partnership and set the template for the development of Lagos State.’’



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