Following the crisis at the Agege Local Government, Lagos Mainland, which led to the death of one civil servant, identified simply as Samuel Koro-toe yesterday, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, the Executive Chairman of Agege Local Government, Hon. Ganiyu Egunjobi has aired his displeasure on the incident.
The council boss who condemned the actions of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said the situation was a major slap on the authority of local government and the Lagos State Chapter of NULGE.
Egunjobi told Agege TV that the incident was disgraceful and embarrassing stressing that the agency officers are supposed to accord him respect when he intervened in the issue failed to do so.
He also noted that his administration will ensure legal action is taken against the perpetrators of the act.
“There is a sitting government in Agege and we will not open our eyes and watch some unguided and trigger-happy law enforcement officers turn our community into a state of anarchy,” Egunjobi said.
He added that: “Agege is governed by a constitution and that constitution empowers the executive chairman as the Chief Security Officer of the entire area to take necessary legal actions whenever the lives of any inhabitants of the area is threatened.
“This uncontrolled attitude of the NDLEA officers is becoming too much in our premises. I think they have bitten more than they can chew and necessary actions will be taken against them.”
Recall that InsideMainland earlier reported the death of Samuel after a drunk official of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) hacked him to death with a machete.
The deceased before his death was a staff of Alimosho Local Government, Lagos Mainland, had attended the ongoing 40th year celebration of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) holding at the premises of the Agege LG.
During the celebrations, some allegedly drunk NDLEA officers whose office is situated in the council premises fired sporadic shots into the air. The actions of the drunk officers reportedly drew indignation from the council’s staff members, particularly NULGE executives who protested against the vile act.
The reaction infuriated the NDLEA officers and they reportedly went overboard shooting sporadically. One of the officers eventually attacked Koro-toe with a machete.