The Lagos State government has promised to bring the full weight of the law on those responsible for attacking security personnel in the state.
The government’s position followed the attack by some unruly commercial motorcyclists, otherwise called Okada on policemen at Ajao Estate, which resulted in the death of Kazeem Abonde, a Chief Superintendent of Police.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in a statement on Tuesday described such attack as senseless and attempts to trample on law and order by those who are desperate to turn the state upside down, noting that this will not be allowed to happen.
Sanwo-Olu said: “I have directed the Commissioner of Police to ensure that all those who participated in this savagery are brought to justice.
“This is to encourage our law enforcement agents that we will always stand by them as they carry out their duties and, at the same time, send a strong signal to criminals that any attack on our officers will not go unpunished.
“Such display of savagery as the one in which CSP Abonde died will not be allowed in our state, no matter the circumstances.
“The law is there for us all, should there be need to redress any perceived wrongdoing. Citizens who take the law into their own hands are promoters of jungle justice, which will not be allowed to take root in our dear Lagos.
“I commiserate with the family of the fallen officer and the Police Command on the loss of this fine officer whose diligence and bravery have been applauded by his colleagues and relations.
“May The Almighty bless his soul.”