President Buhari vows to prosecute the killers of Kolade Johnson

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that the killers of Kolade Johnson would be prosecuted.

This was contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

Buhari sympathized with the family of the deceased and assured the general public, that the suspects who were apprehended on Tuesday, will be tried in court.

According to the President,

“Let me make it clear that the Government will not tolerate in any way the brutalization of Nigerians or the violation of their rights. Any law enforcement officer or government functionary caught in this act will be visited with the full weight of the law.

The recent unfortunate action of SARS operatives from the Lagos State Police Command, which led to the avoidable death of Mr. Kolade Johnson, is deeply regretted. Once again, our condolences to the family of the deceased. I’m aware the Police authorities have visited them.

While important steps have been taken by the Police leadership to restructure and reform SARS, in line with presidential directives, more needs to be done. I assure this will be done. We will continue to work to ensure that we have a Police Force that adheres to the rule of law.”

A stray bullet hit the late Johnson during a raid by the anti-cultism unit of the command at Onipetesi, Lagos-Abeokuta road on Sunday.

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