Members of Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday observed a minute silence in honour of Managing Director of Lekki Worldwide Investment Company (LWIC), Mr. Tajudeen Disu, who was murdered on Monday by assailants during an official visit to one of the villages within the zone.
Already, 12 suspects had been arrested by the police in connection with the incident.
The House, presided over by Speaker Mudashiru Obasa, gave the honour preceding the formal screening of commissioner-nominees, following a motion on Matter of Urgent Public Importance moved by Rotimi Olowo.
The House, while directing that a letter be written by the Clerk, Mr. Ganiyu Abiru commiserating with the family of the deceased, who it described as a peace-lover and committed patriot with genuine love for development of Lagos, also tasked Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to take necessary steps to fish out the perpetrators as well as address the issue of small arms proliferation in the state.
The House, while further lamenting the death of Disu, observed the growing problem of land grabbers (omo onile) in the state, and, therefore, the need to pass into law the bill already before it in order to address the menace.
Moving the motion, Olowo said he moved the motion in order for the House to call on the police to fish out those behind the gruesome murder and commiserate with the Disu family over the death of their loved one.
Olowo, who described the late Disu as truly gentleman and peace lover, who was focused on seeing that Lekki axis of Lagos was developed for the benefit of people of the area and Lagos in general, said it was unfortunate that some hoodlums in the area were “opposed to development of the area.”
Contributing to the debate, another member, Hon. Moshood Osun, who described the murder of the Lekki Worldwide Investment Company boss as unfortunate, further said it was highly unfortunate that the Baale of the area could say in a press interview that his people were fighting for their land after somebody had been killed.
According to him, the Baale should by now be “behind bar for saying at a press interview that they were fighting for their land after somebody had been killed.”
Hon. Lanre Ogunyemi, in his own contribution, said the state government should take steps to do something about small arms proliferation also ask the police to go after the killers of Mr. Disu.