Sanwo-Olu condemns jungle justice, promises justice for murdered policeman

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BY ROTIMI DUROJAIYE

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has warned citizens not to take the laws into their own hands.

He said citizens who engage in such activities are promoters of jungle justice, which will not be allowed to take root in the state.

The governor stated these in a letter he personally signed on Tuesday to condemn the killing of a Chief Superintendent of Police, Kazeem Abonde, on September 23, 2021 in Ajao Estate by yet unknown hoodlums.

“The government of Lagos State has noted with deep concern attacks on law enforcement agents by hoodlums. Such senseless attacks are attempts to trample on law and order by those who are desperate to turn our society upside down. This will not be allowed to happen,” the governor warned.

He said he had directed the Commissioner of Police to ensure that all those who participated in this savagery are brought to justice.

In his words, “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.”

The Lagos governor regretted that such display of savagery as the one in which Abonde died will not be allowed in the 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,” Sanwo-Olu said.