By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The Officer-in-Charge of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), CSP Peter Gana has paid a condolence visit on the family of Rotimi Adeyemo, a LASTMA official who was allegedly shot to death by a policeman attached to FSARS.
Adeyemo was allegedly killed at Iyana-Ipaja at about 6 p.m last Wednesday, Nov. 28 while on duty controlling traffic.
Gana, during the visit described the incident as unfortunate and prayed that God be with the family as they grief.
“It is a sad incident. On Wednesday, lastweek, a call came in asking if I have a particular policeman that works with me. We were at Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) office on Monday and we are here with rhe same message to commisserate with you on the loss of Mr Adeyemo.
“It is God who gives life and nobody has the right to take anyone’s life. Hearing the circumstances that led to this, we deemed it fit to come and assure you that we are with you in grief.
“The policeman himself is no longer alive, we would have asked him what happened. It’s a really sad situation as I have heard wonderful commendations about Adeyemo.
“We on our part are working to make sure the relationship we have with LASTMA and other security agencies is not affected with this and we are giving assurance that there will be no more occurences of such.
“I have personally being talking to them on the use of force, it is unfortunate that this had happened when they left for an assignment after the lecture.
“The way we came into this and the day we will leave, we don’t know. Definitely this is difficult to bear, may God grant him eternal rest.” he sasks
The OC further made a personal cash donation to the deceased’s widow, Eniola Adeyemo giving assueance that he will everything within gis power to speed up inquest on the deceased body so that it can be released to the family for proper burial.
The deceased’s elder brother, Mr Aderemi Adeyemo thanked the OC and prayed that such incident doesnt repeat itself though the deed had been done.
We have been receiving several calls and we want to avoid further damage.This is why we want the body to be released to us as soon as possible.
The deceased 105 aged father had been threatening to come to Lagos for the body.
We will also appreciate if you can assist the family as the deceased is the family’s breadwinner. He left behind a widow, three children and aged parents.
We were at LASTMA office on Monday for the same course. We plead that you do something as regards the body as soon as possible.” he said.
The LASTMA official who accompanied the OC to visit the deceased’s family commended him for deeming it fit to commisserate with the family.
She prayed that God be with the family while they grieve over their loss and also gave assurances on assisting the family in every possible ways.