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Police Honour Kazeem Abonde, Murdered CSP During Okada Riders Clash In Lagos

 

The Police honoured the late Chief Superintendent Kazeem Abonde with a colourful parade on Friday in Lagos, while the lying in state was held at the State Headquarters in Ikeja before the body was transported to Oyo State.

The officer was buried at Baale Abonde’s House along Akanran road in Ona Ara Local Government of Oyo State.

Abonde was killed on September 23 in Ajao Estate when he led operatives to effect the Lagos government ban against okada riders.

The motorcycle operators fought back, burnt police vehicles and chased away the personnel.

Abonde was isolated, allowing the attackers the chance to strike. The CSP, whose head was smashed, died in a pool of blood before emergency services reached him.

The Centre for Social and Economic Rights (CSER) condemned the murder in strong terms and demanded a thorough enquiry.

It was learnt Abonde was preparing to bow out from the Force in 2022. He planned to open a law firm after retirement with a law degree already bagged.

 

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu assured that the perpetrators will face justice.

“Such display of savagery as the one in which CSP Abonde died will not be allowed 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”, the governor vowed.

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Written by Issa Saliu

I am a journalist based in Ilorin

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