Police vs Lagos okada riders: CSP Kazeem Abonde’s murder an assault on Nigeria – CSER

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Police vs okada riders: CSP Kazeem Abonde’s murder an assault on Nigeria – CSER

The Centre for Social and Economic (CSER) has condemned in strong terms the murder of Police Chief Superintendent Kazeem Abonde.

On Thursday, Abonde and his men moved against okada riders flouting the Lagos ’s directive in and around Ajao .

As scores of the motorcycle revolted, the police operatives took to their heels for of being lynched.

CSP Abonde got exposed and was boxed in. The attackers pounced on him, smashed his head and ran away as he died in a pool of blood.

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OMADAILY gathered that the deceased was preparing to bow out from the Force in 2022 and to be a lawyer after retirement. He already bagged law a degree.

A statement by Nelson Ekujumi, CSER Executive expressed sadness over the gruesome killing.

“This is an assault on the sovereignty of the Nigerian state by who must be apprehended and brought to as quickly as possible”, it read.

The rights body that under the constitution of Nigeria, no one, whether civilians or security agents, have a right to extra judicially terminate human life.

Ekujumi regretted how Abonde’s team abandoned their commander to be executed in the discharge of lawful duty.

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He declared that their “unprofessional” action “smacks of incompetence, dereliction of duty and culpability for murder”.

“We call on the police authorities to ensure that of this act of criminality extends to all the officers and men who participated in the joint operation.”

CSER condoled with Abonde’s family, the police, other mourners and prayed God to the departed soul eternal rest.


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