The 54-year-old police officer, who held a Master’s Degree in Law, was said to be due for retirement in nine months and it was gathered that he was planning to go into law practice after that but was mowed down by hoodlums in the line of duty.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations in Lagos State, Ahmed Kotangora, led other senior police officers from the command to the family house of the deceased at Abonde community, Ibadan in the Ona Ara Local Government Area of Oyo State where he was buried.
Kotangora, who delivered the message of the Inspector General of Police to the head of the family said the police would do everything to arrest and prosecute the killers of the officer.
Tears flowed freely as his remains were buried according to Islamic rites.
Abonde was described by family, colleagues and relatives as a dedicated police officer and a compassionate man, who assisted many that he came across.
The late officer’s wife, Idayat, and children described their father as a loving husband and a caring father who they would sorely miss.