Tears flowed freely on Friday as a Chief Superintendent of Police, Mr Kazeem Abonde, who was killed by hoodlums in Lagos during a raid to enforce the restriction of the commercial motorcyclist was buried in Ibadan.
Family members, relatives, and some residents of Abonde community, Ibadan in Ona Ara Local Government Area where the deceased hailed wept as the corpse of the police officer was brought to the family house by his colleagues led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), Lagos State Command, Ahmed Kotangora.
Abonde who was said to be planning to go into full-time law practice, having bagged a Master’s Degree in Law, and just had about nine months remaining to serve in the police before he was gruesomely murdered by the hoodlums in the line of duty.
Widow of the late officer, Idayat and his young children described the deceased as a loving husband and a caring father.
They said Abonde’s death was still like a dream to them.
The elder brother of the deceased officer, Alhaji Kehinde Musbawudeen, urged the police to ensure that those who killed his brother were brought to justice.
DCP Kotangora while speaking in an interview with journalists after the burial said Abonde was a courageous and dedicated officer who was very instrumental to the success of the police against criminality in Lagos State.
He said the command was already investigating the killing while promising that the killers would be made to face the full wrath of the law.