The killing of one man identified as Kolade Johnson has attracted reactions from Nigerians and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki has decided to react to the killing of the Nigerian by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
Report had revealed that Kolade was shot by a member of the police team while at a viewing center in Lagos on Sunday.
The death of Kolade had spark the call for a ban on the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) unit of the police.
Saraki who took to his Twitter account stated 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 #PoliceRefirnBill.”
“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.”