- Senate president Bukola Saraki has condoled with the family and friends of Kolade Johnson, a 36-year-old man who was allegedly killed by policemen
- The presidential candidate for the Alliance for New Nigeria in the 2019 general elections, Fela Durotoye, and Lagos state governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, also condoled with Johnson's family
- Saraki says the report of the Police Reform Bill will be laid Tuesday, April 9
Senate president Bukola Saraki, on Monday, April 1, condoled with the family and friends of one 36-year-old Kolade Johnson who was said to have been shot dead by policemen from Anti-Cultism Unit of Lagos state command on Sunday, March 31.
Senator Saraki who is representing Kwara Central at the Senate, took to Twitter to condole with the family and friends of the victims.
He 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."
Saraki said the Senate introduced and fast-tracked the progression of the Police Reform Bill because of issues like senseless killings, assault and extortion of everyday Nigerians by some ‘bad apples’ in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
The Senate president said: "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."
See his tweet below:
In the same vein, the presidential candidate for the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) in the 2019 general elections, Fela Durotoye, and Lagos state governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, also offered their condolences to the family of Johnson.
Durotoye said: "My heart & Prayers go out to the Johnson family on the tragic passing of their son, brother, husband & father, Mr KOLADE JOHNSON, whose life was prematurely taken by operatives of Special Anti Cultism Squad (SACS) while watching a football match."
Sanwo-Olu commended the NPF for apprehending the suspects involved in the killing but said the incident should never have happened.
He said: "My sincere condolence to the family of Kolade Johnson. I commend @PoliceNG for their swift action but this is a very unfortunate incident that should never have happened.
"The lives of citizens must be protected at all costs and everything should come into play to ensure that."
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Legit.ng previously reported that the presidency has offered condolences to the family and friends of Kolade Johnson, a youth who was allegedly shot dead by policemen from Anti-Cultism Unit of Lagos state command on Sunday, March 31.
The presidency took to its Twitter page to offer its condolences to the family and friends of the victim, assuring that the team suspected of involvement in the shooting had been arrested and were undergoing disciplinary procedure.
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