As part of consolatory steps to immortalize the six illustrious sons of Epe community who lost their lives in a boat mishap while on election related assignments and the need to cater for less privileged indigenes of the community who might have suffered similar fate, this resulted have led to the establishment of the AMBSAM Memorial Foundation in Epe division.
The victims met their tragic death while on an assignment to monitor the 2015 Presidential and National Assembly election exercises conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The victims of the ill-fated mishap include late Salau Tunde, Mogaji Wale, Adewale Olakunle, Bello Muiz, Agoro Shamuseen and Mogaji Gbolahan.
The event which was held at the Charlet, Epe, Lagos began with an opening prayer by Alhaji Shile Shefau. During the event, Imam Sadala Abdul Rahman Abiola enjoined the guests to pray for the deceased families.
In attendance were Former Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, Chairman Local Government Service Commission, Mr. Babatunde Rotinwa, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, and former Secretary to the State Government, Princess Aderenle Adeniran Ogunsanya , Desmond Elliot, Hon. Segun Olulade, Qeen Salawa Abeni amongst others.
Thereafter, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode gave an inspirational speech. In his speech, he said’ “I want to say exactly that almost two years back, they were the first set of people that I really sat down with and told that I was interested in doing what I am doing today and I remember that was in my office in Victoria Island. I remember that they gave me words of encouragement and urged me to proceed. And for doing this for me, I believe strongly that there is no way I want to pay them back than to support their families and work hard for a greater Lagos because they died for our sake and they will never die in vain’’.