Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sympathised with the family, friends and associates of the late Gafaru Buraimoh, who died on Tuesday after a stray bullet allegedly fired by a police officer hit him during an incident around Ajah axis.
Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed sadness over the death of Mr Buraimoh, pledging that the State Government would work with the police in their quest to unravel the “remote and immediate cause” of the shooting that led to the “untimely death of an innocent citizen”, with a view to ensuring that justice is served.
The Governor, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, said: “No one deserves to die in that manner. Buraimoh was one of our million citizens with hope for a better life. His death is a sad episode for me personally and the State as a whole because injury to one is an injury to all.
“I am aware that the Lagos State police command has immediately arrested, disarmed and detained the police officer involved in the shooting incident and has also begun a full-scale investigation into the matter.”
“I, therefore, urge the residents to remain calm and not take the law into their hands on the matter, knowing fully we, as the Government, would not spare anything to ensure that justice is served.”
The Governor added that his office was earnestly awaiting the full report of the investigation launched by the police authorities.
Reporting by Omolara Omosanya; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino and Tony Okerafor