By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Bose Adelaja
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday, compensated the injured paramilitary officer attached to the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) with the sum of N500, 000.
The officer, Mr. Duncan Daniel, was attacked by a group of hoodlums, last Friday, when the Task Force embarked on demolition of shanties around Gbagada dump site, but the exercise was resisted by the hoodlums, who attacked the officials with broken bottles and cutlasses.
Daniel had his fingers shattered and was rushed to two government hospitals where a surgery was immediately carried out after which the gang leader, Tunde Aigboje, popularly called “Tallest,” and 15 members of his gang were arrested.
The governor, represented by the Task Force Chairman, Superintendent of Police, Olayinka Egbeyemi, said the compensation was to enable the victim take proper care of himself and to boost the morale of other Police and paramilitary officers.
He commended the governor for his unflinching support for the Agency, saying the morale of the Police and paramilitary officers had been boosted.