There were emotional scenes at the home of late Adeyemo Rotimi, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, official, who was shot dead last week, by an operative of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad, FSARS, at Iyana-Ipaja area of the state, after a team of FSARS operatives visited.
The FSARS team led by the Officer- in- Charge, Peter Gana, a Chief Superintendent of Police, accompanied by some senior LASTMA officials, visited, to commiserate with the family over the demise of its head and breadwinner.
Gana described the incident as unfortunate, adding that the visit was necessitated owing to the manner in which life was snuffed out of Adeyemo, Vanguard writes.
“It is a sad incident. It is God who gives life and nobody has the right to take anyone’s life. On hearing the circumstance that led to this unfortunate incident, we deemed it fit to come and assure you that we are with you in grief,” he said.
“We were at LASTMA’s office where he worked on Monday, to commiserate with his employers.”
Gana made a personal cash donation to the widow, Eniola Adeyemo, even as he assured that he would do all he could to ensure quick release of the inquest on the deceased, in order for the corpse to be released to the family for burial.
Spokesperson for the family and elder brother to the deceased, Mr. Aderemi Adeyemo, who appreciated the FSARS boss and his team for the visit, appealed for the release of the inquest, which he said had been delaying the release of the corpse for burial.
“We have been receiving several calls and we want to avoid further damage. This is why we want the body to be released to us as soon as possible, for burial. Our father is 105 years. He has threatened to come to Lagos for the body.
“We will also appreciate if you can assist the family because the deceased was the family’s breadwinner. He left behind a widow, three children and aged parents,” he said.