- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has decried the killing of a Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) official, Ola Ganiyu Oyeshina
- Sanwo-Olu said that henceforth, the state government will not tolerate any attack on state officials from anyone
- The governor said that the state has records of brutality against officials who were only carrying out their duties
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed his deep condolences to the bereaved family of a Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) official, Ola Ganiyu Oyeshina, who was recently killed by trailer drivers in the Apapa area of the state.
Describing late Oyeshina's murder as mindless and callous, Sanwo-Olu said that the state government will henceforth not tolerate attack on officials of law enforcement agencies, adding that those caught in the act will be dealt with.
The governor revealed that in recent times, the state has recorded cases of attacks and even killing of officials who were only carrying out their duties.
He said: "We’ve had people whose legs have been amputated in the last 48 hours 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."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Sanwo-Olu had urged residents of the state to exercise patience over the slow rate of repairs on the bad roads across the metropolitan city.
The Lagos governor made the appeal during a question and answer session at an independence day event called 'The Platform' at Iganmu area of Lagos. He assured that work would begin in earnest on the roads once the current heavy rainfall stops.
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