By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Members of Lagos State House of Assembly have called on Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, his Ogun State counterpart, Governor Ibikunle Amosun and the Assistant Inspector General of Police in -charge of the zone, on the need to work out modalities aimed at resolving security issues in the two states.
However, the lawmakers also urged Lagos state Commissioner of Police and Commander of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, to investigate the two armed robbery incidence that occurred recently in the house of their members.
Hon. Bayo Osinowo, Kosofe Constituency I made this call under matter of urgent public importance during a plenary session. According to him, “Last week, two gunmen came to my house in Ogudu, GRA, and were caught by residents of the area.
Till now, the robbers who are still in Police custody have not told the world who sent them to my house”. Osinowo said further: “I want to appeal to the SARS to interrogate those armed robbers and intensify effort in their investigation with a view to finding the sponsors of the gunmen”.
The house therefore implored the Commissioner of Police as well as Anti-Robbery Squad to give the case accelerated hearing.
In a similar development, the House has resolved to compensate the family of ASP John Ibesugbe who was killed by suspected hired assassins in his home at Alagbado recently.
Hon. Rotimi Olowo, representing Somolu Constituency 1 who brought the sad news to the floor of the House, said armed robbers were on rampage in the state despite the effort of the state government to control crime. He called for adequate protection for security agents and that a condolence message should be sent to the family of the deceased Police Officer.
Another member who spoke on the issue, Hon. Lola Akande, condemned the killing of the ASP and his daughter, describing it as “gruesome”.
Other members, who spoke on the incident called for full investigation of the murder of the ASP and severe punishment for the perpetrators.