President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that the police officers responsible for the killing of Kolade Johnson, a 36-year-old father of one, in Lagos State will be prosecuted.
In a statement signed by Buhari’s special adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday April 3, the president condemned the action of the officers which led to the avoidable death.
He commiserated with the family of the deceased and promised that the suspects will be punished according to the full weight of the law.
He said the suspects are in custody and an orderly room trial has been set to commence immediately, following which the 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,” the president said.
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