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Gov. Sanwo-Olu Reacts To Arrest Of Police Officer Who Killed Young Man In Lagos


The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed sadness over the death of Garfaru Baraimoh, the young man who was shot by a police officer on Wednesday morning, December 7, 2022.

Naija News earlier reported that there was pandemonium in the Ajah area of Lagos State when some men of the Nigerian police reportedly shot and killed one, Gafaru Buraimoh, a resident of Happy Land Estate.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin in a statement released on Wednesday, said Gafaru’s death was due to a shooting incident involving men of Ajah Police Division.

He said the officer behind the shooting, an Inspector of Police, was immediately disarmed and has been detained, adding that a full-scale investigation has commenced to find out what led to the avoidable shooting.

No One Deserve To Die In That Manner

In a statement released by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, Sanwo-Olu sympathized with the family, friends, and associates of the late Gafaru Buraimoh.

The Governor pledged that the State Government would work with the police in their investigation to unravel the immediate cause of the shooting that led to the untimely death of an innocent citizen.

He further urged the residents of the area to remain calm and avoid taking laws into their hands because the government would ensure that justice is served on the issue.

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 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 in 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.”

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