Wednesday 21 October 2015

Lekki Free Trade zone boss Disu- Community members killed by police

Leaders of Okunraye community, one of the
villages hosting the Lekki Free Trade Zone, in
the Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos State told a Lagos
State High Court in Igbosere on Tuesday that the
police were responsible for the killing of the
Managing Director of the free trade zone, Alhaji
Tajudeen Disu
This claim was in an affidavit in support of a
Fundamental rights suit filed before a Lagos High
Court against the Police, Directorate of State
Security (DSS) and Dangote group.

The leaders who condemned the detention of
members of their community, alleged that
contrary to reports on the incident, Disu was
hit from behind by a stray bullet by the Lagos
Mobile Policemen which killed him instantly.

The community also sued the Inspector General
of Police, Lagos Police Commissioner, Special
Anti-robbery Squad (SARS), the Nigerian Army
and Ibeju Lekki Local Government.

One Alhaji Surajudeen Salami, who deposed to
the affidavit recalled that the Lagos State
Government, sometime in 2007, forcefully
acquired their land from them.
Salami said the people of Okunraye had their
homes and native buildings on the land, which
was also their source of livelihood.

According to him, Disu was killed on a day the
community leaders were to meet with Dangote
Group, to discuss job-related issues for eligible
community youths in the massive project the
company was erecting on their land.

Salami said they had made several attempts to
discuss with Dangote management but to no
avail, adding that the development forced the
youths to barricade the entrance into the project
site of Dangote in an attempt to compel the
company to discuss with the community.

At about 9am, Salami said he was informed that
a large group of mobile policemen had
surrounded the entrance to the project and were
burning down the barricade as well as other

He said he remembered that the policemen
stormed the community on the fateful day and
started releasing tear-gas and shooting in the air,
adding that at the time the shooting was on-
going, the Divisional Police Office in charge of
the area was at the palace of the Baale of
Okunraye to discuss on how the issue could be

He said people rushed to the Baale's house
to inform him of the commotion taking place.
The DPO reportedly left the Baale's house to see
what was going on. Salami said when he got
there he saw Mr Disu and implored him to tell
the Policemen to stop shooting because they
didn't want to fight, rather they wanted
to discuss with the Management of Dangite
group but he refused.

Salami said:
“When we were imploring Disu, Alhaji
Jegede and the Baale of Igiye Community
to stop policemen from shooting because
the members of Okunraye community did
not want to fight and wanted to discuss
with management of Dangote, the police
refused to stop shooting and then a stray
bullet hit Mr Disu from behind and he died

He said the bullet also hit a young woman from
the community and she sustained injury on the
Salami, who said he saw the policeman that
pulled the trigger that killed Disu, alleged that
the policemen stopped shooting when they
realised that a stray bullet had killed Disu.

The Nation

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