The Lagos State Government has fulfilled compensated the family of late officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Adeyemo Oke, who was murdered by a trigger-happy policeman, Olukunle Olonade, in December 2018 at Iyana Ipaja while on duty.
The Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Transportation, Dr Taiwo Salam, while presenting a N10m cheque to the deceased’s family on behalf of the state government on Friday, eulogised the late Adeyemo as a dedicated, traffic officer and servant of the state government who would not be forgotten in a hurry.
Salam added that Adeyemo’s death on duty showed his gallantry and commitment to restoring law and order to Lagos roads.
The permanent secretary implored the family to take the education of Adeyemo’s children and future seriously.
Also speaking, the General Manager of the agency, Olawale Musa, described Adeyemo as a hero and someone that laid down his life for the service of God and humanity.
According to him, the agency appreciates the late Adeyemo’s contribution to freeing Lagos roads of lawlessness, chaos and impunity, and has instituted a merit award to reward hard-working staff members.
He explained that the “Bakare-Adeyemo Merit Award,” was instituted two weeks ago to keep his memory and that of the late Surajudeen Bakare, who was killed in similar circumstances, would remain in the hearts of colleagues.
“The gallant officers did not die in vain as their good work will continue to be valued by the agency forever,” Musa added.
He encouraged the family of the deceased to take solace in his good work, noting that he had left indelible footprints during his lifetime.