Amidst wailings, the remains of Alhaji Tajudeen Disu, Managing Director, Lekki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ), were interred, last Wednesday, at the Vault and Garden, Ikoyi, Lagos.
It was a sad moment that majority of the people who paid the deceased their last respects would wish never happened. The sombre environment was suffused with forlorn look, wailings, anger and hot tears cascading down faces. Indeed, even if you had just feasted on the head of a tortoise, you would have been gripped by a spasm of emotion.
Society Happenings gathered that his family, including Globacom boss, Dr. Mike Adenuga, and his daughter, Bella, who is married to the deceased’s son, Jameel, are still distraught.
The late Disu, who was widely acknowledged as a peaceful and good family man, was tragically murdered by some sons from hell last Monday during a skirmish in the Lekki area of Lagos. His death had generated widespread reactions as well as condemnation from across the state.
His burial was witnessed by dignitaries including Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Idiat Adebule; Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Tunji Bello; former deputy governors of Lagos State, Mr. Femi Pedro and Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu; former Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture, Mr. Babatunde Balogun; former Lagos State Commissioner for Mineral Resources, Mr. Taofiq Tijani; former Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Central Business District, CBD, Mrs. Derin Disu; former chairman of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) Board, Chief Remi Makanjuola; Chairman, Lekki Free Trade Zone Development Company, Otunba Olusegun Jawando, among others.
In his homily, during the reception held after the burial ceremony at the Lagos City Hall, Dr. Zikrulahi Adenugba, a lecturer at the Al-Hikma University, Ilorin, Kwara State, said: ‘‘He died as a martyr. I enjoin the Lagos State government to keep the legacy he laboured for before his death.’’