Lagos - The Police in Lagos have
discredited reports attributed to the leaders of Okunraye Community in
Ibeju-Lekki, alleging that the police killed the Lekki Free Trade Zone Managing
Director, Alhaji Tajudeen Disu.
The Lagos State Police Command’s spokesman, DSP Joseph
Offor, condemned the allegation, describing the report as cheap blackmail and
The reports making the rounds has it that stray bullet from
the police killed Disu on Oct. 12.
"They are not serious, who inflicted machete injury on
retired Col. Usman, the Chief Security Officer of Dangote Refinery? Was it the
police that inflicted the injury on him?
"Their allegation is diversionary, it’s a cheap blackmail.
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"Is it the police that asked the villagers to gang up in
their numbers to stage a violent protest? Is it the police that asked them to
come from their homes with charms and ammunition?
"All those things they are trying to say is simply a cheap
blackmail and diversionary.
"It is not true and investigation is still ongoing. When
the autopsy is conducted, we will get to know how he died,’’ he told the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone.
"They should own up because before they left their various
homes that morning, all of them were armed to the teeth to do exactly what
happened that day which is to kill and maim.
"The Police cannot join issues with them on that kind of
NAN reports that Disu died of gunshot wounds he sustained
when gunmen attacked him during a peace mission to one of the communities in
the Free Trade Zone Area in Ibeju-Lekki.