Footballer’s killing: We won’t take this anymore, Reps vow

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, Femi Gbajabiamila, made this known in Abuja on Tuesday at a public hearing organised by the House Committee on Police Affairs, themed ‘Repositioning the Nigeria Police for an Enhanced Service Delivery’.

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.

“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,” Gbajabiamila said.

The PUNCH reported that the Ogun State Police Command on Monday recommended that the SARS operative allegedly involved in the killing of Kazeem be dismissed.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Monday asked the Deputy Inspector-General in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Anthony Ogbizi, to investigate the matter.

The IG on Tuesday announced the disbandment of the Zonal Intervention Squad, Obada-Oko, Ogun State whose men were allegedly involved in the death of Kazeem.
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