The Lagos State Government have compensated the family of late Adeyemo Rotimi Oke, a traffic officer with the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority traffic officer, who was killed by a policeman, while on duty.
This was confirmed in a statement signed by LASTMA’s Head, Public Affairs, Mamud Hassan, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Taiwo Salam, presented the cheque on Friday to the family of the deceased at their Ipaja residence.
While presenting the cheque, Salam paid tribute to the late Adeyemo, He described him as a dedicated, loyal and committed traffic officer and employee of the state government that would not be forgotten for a very long time.
Salam said Adeyemo’s death on duty showed his commitment to restoring law and order to Lagos roads and in the process, paid the supreme price.
While praying for the repose of his soul, the Permanent Secretary enjoined his family to put his children’s education and future on the front burner, when making decisions.
In his comments, the General Manager of the agency, Mr. Olawale Musa described Adeyemo as a hero and someone who lost his life in the service of God and humanity.
Musa said the agency in appreciation of his contribution to reducing lawlessness, chaos and impunity on Lagos roads has instituted a merit award to reward hard-working staff.