Dr. Bukola Saraki, Senate President, has indeed responded to the killing of one Kolade Johnson by men claimed to be Special Anti – Robbery Squad, SARS officers.
Kolade was indeed reported to have been shot in Lagos on Sunday by a member of a constable while watching a fixture of the Premier League between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
The death of Johnson has since reignited heavy criticism with a reinvigorated appeal to the Federal Government to restrict the police unit of the Federal Special Anti – Robbery Squad (F – SARS).
We reported that in a statement yesterday, the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, said that suspects were convicted and an investigation began.
Saraki said the 8th Senate remained committed to the Police Reform Bill on its Twitter handle.
Senator Saraki made this remark in response to the development as part of a series of tweets.
The Senate said, “My heartwarming prayers are with Kolade Johnson’s family and close friends, the young football fan who was allegedly killed in Mangoro / Onipetesi society in Lagos by men from the Nigerian federal police.
“Concerns such as the senseless murder, assault, and extortion of everyday Nigerians by some ‘ bad apples ‘ in the police force sparked @NGRSenate to introduce and quickly track the progress of the # PoliceRefirnBill.
“I was also in contact with the Chairman of the Senate Committee and I am pleased to announce that the #PoliceReformBill Report will be issued by Tuesday next week.
“No mistake, the 8th Senate remains committed to passing the police reform bill to make our police force more efficient and responsive to all Nigerians ‘ needs.”