Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed his condolences to the family, friends and associates of Gafaru Buraimoh, who was killed by a police officer’s stray bullet in the Ajah area of the state on Tuesday night.
In a statement on Wednesday by his chief press secretary Gboyega Akosile, Mr Sanwo-Olu pledged that the state government would work with the police in their investigation 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.
He 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 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 is earnestly awaiting the full report of the investigation launched by the police authorities on the unfortunate incident.