Dr. Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s Senate President has reacted to the killing of one Kolade Johnson by men believed to be officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS).
We reported earlier that Kolade was alleged to have been shot by a member of a police team while he was watching a Premier League fixture between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in Lagos on Sunday.
Johnson’s death has since sparked widespread indignation with a renewed call on the Federal Government to ban the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) unit of the police.
In his reaction to what he terms a “senseless killing”, Saraki took to his Twitter page and assured Nigerians that the 8th Senate remains committed to the Police Reform Bill.
The Senate President said,
“My heartfelt prayers are with the family and friends of Kolade Johnson, the young football fan who was allegedly killed by men of the Nigerian Police in Mangoro/Onipetesi community in Lagos.
“Issues like the senseless killings, assault and extortion of everyday Nigerians by some ‘bad apples’ in the Police Force is what prompted @NGRSenate to introduce and fast-track the progression of the #PoliceReformBill.
“I have also been in contact with the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs and I am pleased to announce that the Report of the #PoliceReformBill will be laid by next week Tuesday.
“Make no mistake, the 8th Senate remains committed to the passage of the PoliceReformBill to ensure that our Police Force is more efficient and responsive to the needs of all Nigerians.”
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