PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of Kolade Johnson who was shot dead on Sunday in Lagos by members of a team of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The president in a series of tweets on Wednesday acknowledged the genuine outrage regarding the activities of SARS and reassured the public that swift actions have already been taken.
He noted that suspects are in custody adding that an orderly room trial is set to commence immediately, following which indicted officers will 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,”president Buhari 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 recognizes that a lot more remains to be done and this effort must be sustained.
He reassured that this administration will 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.