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IKORODU KILLINGS: IG calls for calm, takes over investigation

By KINGSLEY OMONOBI
ABUJA — The Force  Headquarters, Abuja, yesterday, reacted to the alleged killing of a commercial motorcyclist by a policeman attached to Rapid Response Squad, RRS, in Lagos and the subsequent protest that followed, calling for calm and promised to ensure that justice was done.

A statement signed by newly appointed Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba reads: “Following the unfortunate death of a commercial motorcyclist, one Olalekan Ajayi on August 20, 2013 and ensuing protests embarked upon yesterday, 21/08/2013 at Ikorodu, Lagos by aggrieved citizens, the IGP has called for calm to enable the police authorities wade into the matter and ensure that justice is served.

“Meanwhile, the police officer linked with the killing of the late Olalekan Ajayi has been arrested, detained and is presently undergoing investigation.

“The IGP condoles with the bereaved relations, friends and colleagues of the late Olalekan Ajayi.

“While promising that the force will do its utmost best to ensure that investigation into the death is properly done and concluded in record time, the IGP calls on all aggrieved persons to remain calm and patient.

“He has, therefore, directed the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State to take proper steps to ensure that justice is expeditiously done on the matter.”


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