The House of Representatives has vowed to defend Nigerians against extra-judicial killings, harassment and human rights abuses by men of the Nigeria Police Force.
The Speaker of the House, Rt. Jon. Femi Gbajabiamila, made this known in Abuja on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at a public hearing organised by the House Committee on Police Affairs, themed ‘Repositioning the Nigeria Police for an Enhanced Service Delivery’.
Rt Hon. Gbajabiamila cited the case of a Remo Stars Football Club player, Tiamiyu Kazeem, who was allegedly killed by a Special Anti-Robbery Squad Officer, which has led to chaos in Sagamu area of Ogun State.
The Speaker said: “We can no longer stand for this, and we will not. This House of Representatives has a responsibility to speak for our citizens and we will continue to do so even when it is inconvenient.”
The PUNCH reports that the Ogun State Police Command had on Monday, February 24, 2020, recommended that the SARS operative allegedly involved in the killing of Kazeem be dismissed.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, had asked the Deputy Inspector-General in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Mr Anthony Ogbizi, to investigate the matter.
The I.G on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, had announced the disbandment of the Zonal Intervention Squad, Obada-Oko, Ogun State whose men were allegedly involved in the death of Kazeem.