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LAGOS 10 Arrested As Disu, MD, Lekki Free Trade Zone Is Killed

…Ambode Orders Police To Fish Out Murderers


Managing Director of Le­kki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ) was yesterday mur­dered by unknown assailants in Lekki, while returning from a meeting with members of host communities in the LFTZ.

But Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr. Fatai Owoseni said at the briefing that 10 of the assailants have already been ar­rested and that investigation is on to determine if they were sponsored.

The LFTZ is situated on 16, 500 hectares and is home to in­vestment worth several billions from over 80 companies. It is home to 650,000 bpd Dangote Refinery Complex and Fertil­izer Plant projected to cost $11 billion and a deep seaport val­ued at N237.3 billion.

Already, Nigeria’s business­man, Alhaji Ahko Dangote has mobilized all equipment re­quired to set up the refinery and fertilizer plant to site, while oth­er companies are also on site.

The LFTZ project is envis­aged to create over 20,000 di­rect jobs and 8,000 engineers during construction while over 169,000jobs would be generat­ed directly and indirectly when it becomes fully operational, government officials have said. But activities of the host com­munities are likely to impact negatively on the project.

While briefing State House correspondent on Monday, La­gos State Governor, Mr Akin- wunmi Ambode expressed shock and sadness over the murder of the Managing Direc­tor of Lekki Worldwide Invest­ment Company, Mr Tajudeen Disu.

He called on the police to go all out and ensure that perpetra­tors behind the act are brought to book.

He said Disu was shot by assailants during an official vis­it to one of the villages within the zone in the early hours of Monday.

“We are deeply touched with the loss of our dedicated offi­cers at the Lekki Free Trade Zone, Alhaji Tajudeen Disu, who was until his death the arrow head of the Free Trade Zone Initiative. He was killed within the Lekki Free Trade Zone this morning. It really saddens my heart and the heart of all of us because this was somebody that has been dedi­cated to his duty in the past ten years”.



– Emmanuel Ukudolo

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