- President Buhari has reacted to the killing of Kolade Johnson by SARS
- Some operatives of SARS had on Sunday, March 31, killed Kolade Johnson in Lagos
- Buhari said the perpetrators of the dastardly act would be prosecuted and punished according to law
President Muhammadu Buhari has described as unfortunate the action of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives from the Lagos state police command, which led to the death of Kolade Johnson.
Legit.ng reports that the president, in a statement on Wednesday, April 3, by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, acknowledged the genuine outrage regarding the activities of SARS.
The president reassured the public that swift actions have already been taken, adding that suspects were in custody and an orderly room trial was set to commence immediately, following which indicted officers would be prosecuted in court.
“Government will not tolerate in any way the brutalization of Nigerians or the violation of their rights. Any officer of the law enforcement agencies or any other government functionary caught in this act will certainly be visited with the full weight of the law,” he said.
Recall that following directives from the presidency in 2018 to overhaul the management and activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, steps were taken by the police leadership to restructure and reform SARS.
“The president recognises that a lot more remains to be done and this effort must be sustained,” he said.
He reassured that his administration would continue to ensure that all officers in the police and other law enforcement agencies conduct their operations in strict adherence to the rule of law and with due regard to International human rights and humanitarian law.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the presidency 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.
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