Killings: Lagos Assembly Urges Sanwo-Olu To Convene Security Meeting

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Mohammed Shosanya

The Lagos State House of Assembly,Tuesday implored Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to convene a security council meeting in the State in order to stop killings of residents by men in uniform.

They lamented that the killings have so far taken the same pattern with men in uniform being allegedly mentioned.

Speaking under ‘Matter of Urgent Public Importance’, Hon. Kehinde Joseph (Alimosho 2) called the attention of his colleagues to the recent killings saying the incidents called for concern.

At the plenary,Hon. Joseph recalled that earlier in August, 2023, a resident, Adeniyi Sanni, was murdered. He said there were two other incidents on August 17 and August 19.

“The funny thing is that the series of killings took the same pattern. Adeniyi Sanni’s wife told me that her husband was stopped at a checkpoint by men in military uniforms. They requested for documents which the wife sent through WhatsApp to him. His corpse was later found somewhere.

“Same was the case of Mr. Lawal who was stopped and asked for his documents. They later dropped his corpse in Iyana-Ipaja area,” he said.

He said that the police be called upon to step up security of the State while the military should fish out the men who perpetrate such crimes with Army uniforms. He added that the governor should act to stem such killings.

Contributing,Hon. Bonu Solomon Saanu (Badagry 1), observed that it was becoming increasingly difficult to know a fake security personnel.

Speaker of the House of Assembly,Mudashiru Obasa,in his contributions, emphasized that the security of lives and property is one essence of government, adding that: “Where we begin to have one, two, three killings in the state,it definitely calls for concern.

“I quite agree with the prime mover of the motion to call on Mr. Governor to quickly hold a meeting with all heads of security agencies in Lagos State to nip this in the bud.

“At least three people have been declared dead, said to be killed by men in either Police or Army uniforms and we cannot conclude if they are security men or otherwise.

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