Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Saturday visited the widow of the man killed when policemen were shooting to disperse protesters in Surulere on October 13.
“There are no words I could have said to Mrs Ngozi Iloamauzor today that can make up for her loss, but as governor, I had to take responsibility,” Sanwo-Olu said after the visit.
“As a human being, I was close to tears but my words to her were of strength and self-care. We will work to provide justice for her.”
A man, who identified himself as Samuel Okafor, told BBC Pidgin that Ilohamauzor was his driver and that they were on their way to Ilupeju before running into traffic.
The slain driver, according to Okafor, got out of the car to ease him and was hit by a police bullet.
But the state commissioner for information Gbenga Omotoso claimed the police were not responsible for the death.
Omotoso said IlohamauzoR was killed by “hoodlums”.
“A group of hoodlums stormed the Anti-Kidnapping Unit at Hogan Bassey Street, Surulere, to free two suspects standing trial for alleged kidnapping,” Omotoso said in an emailed statement on Monday.