By Olajide Meseko
Hon. James Abiodun Faleke, representing Ikeja, Lagos Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, has described the killing of school children and others by a truck in Ojodu area of Lagos on Tuesday December 7, 2021 as a rude shock.
While mourning the victims of the incident that has since attracted public outcry, Faleke said in a statement, which he personally signed, that he was not only devastated “but also filled with pain in my heart.”
“I learnt there are much casualties as well as fatalities. This is very painful and traumatic.
“As I pray for the families of the innocent deceased ones for God to give them the fortitude to bear the losses.
“I also strongly appeal to our youths and others not to take the laws into their hands as proper investigation shall be carried out to ascertain the reason and necessary action will be taken by the appropriate authorities,” he said.
Faleke stated in the statement that he was already in touch with the security agencies in Ojodu and its environs for justice to prevail.
He then called for calm and steady, while stressing that “the needful shall be done as soon as possible. Thank you and God bless you all.”