The Managing Director of Lekki Free Zone Ltd, Mr. Tajudeen Disu, was killed along with other individuals, during a clash between Ibeju-Lekki villagers and mobile and mobile police officers in Okunraiye community near Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, on Monday.
According to a report by Sahara Reporters, the villagers said they were on a peaceful protest against the forceful takeover of their lands by the Lagos State Government on behalf of business mogul, Aliko Dangote and the Lekki Free Zone Ltd, when mobile policemen attacked them and killed two of the protesters instantly. The incidence was said to have spurred violent conflict.
According to reports, the village is being raided by Nigerian troops sent to the community as a result of the crisis. Most of the villagers have left the village as a result.
Disu’s body has been deposited at the Lagos State University Hospital for a post-mortem.