The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, in the evening of Monday, April 1, joined other Nigerians, especially the youth of the country in calling for special attention at the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Wike said this in reaction to the alleged killing of a resident of Lagos, Kolade Johnson, on Sunday, March 31.
In his reaction, the governor said: "I join Nigerians, especially the youth population to call on the federal government to look into the menace that the #SARS has turned themselves into, we need to put a stop to these senseless killings #EndSARS.”
Legit.ng earlier reported how some residents of Mangoro/Onipetesi community in Lagos on Sunday, March 31, went on a rampage blocking the Oshodi/Abeokuta expressway in protest against the killing of a youth in the area.
The angry residents blocked the major roads with tyres and woods after a youth was allegedly shot dead by policemen from Anti-cultism unit of Lagos state command.
It was learnt that an unmarked commercial bus occupied by the policemen had visited the community in the afternoon of the day in search of youths dressed wildly and wearing dreadlocks.
One of the police operatives, according to witnesses, allegedly shot dead the youth simply identified Kolade Johnson from behind in an attempt to disperse a crowd which had gathered during the raid.
Since the incident occurred, Nigerians have revived the #EndSARS clamour with some relieving terrible experiences they once had with the police unit.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng has reported that three policemen have been arrested over the fatal shooting of Kolade Johnson in Lagos.
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Concerning the development, a top police official who revealed the number of officers involved in the raid might be more than three, said: “Three police officers have been arrested now in Lagos for the trouble they have caused the man’s family and Nigeria as a whole.
“An orderly room trial will be conducted against the officers, and, if found guilty, they will be summarily discharged from the police and charged to court for murder.”
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