Report of Police Reform Bill Will be Laid in 1 Week, says Saraki
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has reacted to the killing of Kolade Johnson, the young man from Lagos State who was allegedly killed by men of the Nigerian Police Force.
In a tweet on his @BukolaSaraki handle, the Senate President also announced that the Report of the Public Hearing on the Police Reform Bill will be laid next week Tuesday in the Senate.
1. My heartfelt prayers are with the family and friends of Kolade Johnson, the young football fan who was killed by men of the Nigerian Police in Mangoro/Onipetesi community in Lagos.
2. Issues like the senseless killings, assault and extortion of everyday Nigerians by some ‘bad apples’ in the Police Force prompted @NGRSenate to introduce and fast-track the progression of the #PoliceReformBill.
3. 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.
4. I have also been in contact with the Chairman of the Committee, and I am pleased to announce that the Report of the Bill will be laid by next week Tuesday.