L-R: General Secretary Mr. Gbemi Adelekan, Lady Laureta Asemota Chairman EnvironmentCommitte, Alhaji Bello Chairman Infrastructure, Father of Late Gafaru Mr. Buraimoh, Olorogun James Emadoye, President LERSA, Mrs. Ronke Banjo Chairman power committee, Mr. Keji Olajide Financial Secretary and Mr. Femi Oke Chairman Traffic.

Dec. 30, 2022

Lekki Estate Residents and Stakeholders Association (LERSA) has called on the Federal Government to immediately pass laws that would engender far reaching reforms in the Nigeria security sector especially the Nigeria Police Force.

Olorogun James Emadoye, President, LERSA, said this during the association’s condolence visits on Friday to the families of Late Gafaru Buraimoh and Mrs Bolanle Raheem; allegedly killed by police officers in Lekki area, Lagos.

LERSA is the umbrella body responsible for businesses and residents from 1004 to Epe area of the metropolis.

Also, Gafaru Buraimoh on Dec. 7 was shot during a police raid at Sky mall, Sangotedo whileOmobolanle Raheem on Dec. 25 was shot in her car by a police officer, both in Ajah, Eti-Osa Lagos.

Emadoye also urged the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to expedite action on the investigations on the two killings and start in house reforms by relieving all officers with bad human rights records off the force.

He said that the association was committed to adopting strategies and working alongside the Nigeria Police Force to reduce or totally eliminate incidences of unnecessary killings.

“Without a doubt, the killings are sad and too many incidences within a very short time seeing that we had a bitter protest few weeks ago when a young promising Nigeria was killed in Sangotedo area.

“However, I do not think protest would produce the required results; perhaps we should get involved in helping in the checking of the mental health of security officers responsible for carrying weapons.

“LERSA commiserates with both families in their period of grief and expressed the shock and sadness of the entire members of the association, to the gruesome act.

“The association will ensure that such incidents, where innocent members of the community are shot, should not happen again.

“We would also ensure that justice is served and prayed that God grants the families the fortitude to bear the loss,” he said.


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