Presidency, Saraki react to killing of Kolade Johnson by policemen

Late Kolade Johnson

The Presidency has expressed sadness over the killing of Kolade Johnson by Anti-Cultism unit of Lagos State Police Command.      

In a statement via Twitter, the presidency condoled with the victim’s family, saying that the police had assured that the officers involved were facing ‘disciplinary procedure’.

The statement read: “Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Kolade Johnson, a victim of the March 31 fatal shooting in Lagos. @PoliceNG have assured that the Team suspected of involvement in the shooting have been apprehended & are undergoing disciplinary procedure. Updates will be provided.”

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has also reacted to the killing of Mr Johnson which took place on Sunday.

In a series of tweets, Mr Saraki said the Senate remained committed to the Police Reform Bill

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.

“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 #PoliceReformBill.

“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.”