Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, described the gruesome killing of late Lagos State Traffic Management officer, Ola Ganiyu Oyeshina, as “mindless and callous”.
He also vowed that harsh punishment awaits anyone who attacks men of the State’s law enforcement agencies in the line of duty.
Sanwo-Olu made the statement during a condolence visit with the deputy governor, Obafemi Hamzat, to the residence of the officer who died last Saturday after an attack on him by two trailer drivers in Sifax-Iganmu area of Apapa.
The late Oyeshina, 34, who hailed from Osun State was said to be an orphan.
The governor said: “In the last 48 hours, we’ve had heavy brutality on men of LASTMA who were doing their work. We’ve had people whose legs have been amputated in the last 48hours whilst on the assignment that was given to them to bring about enforcement of our laws and orders.
“I think this is the level at which we need to make this very stern warning that we will not stop at ensuring that we implement and enforce our laws not minding which force is involved. Lagos will not condone people that will not obey our laws.”
“We cannot be condoning reckless killing and sending our young men to early grave. This government certainly will not stand for that.”
“We are using this opportunity to tell people that Lagos wants to remain secured and safe for all of us,” he added.