The National Assembly on Tuesday resolved to observe a minute silence in honor of Jimoh Isiaka and other Nigerians who lost their lives to Police brutality.
During the Tuesday plenary, Senator Buhari Abdulfatai cited Order 43 to seek the leave of the Senate to present a Motion on the death of a member of his constituent, Jimoh Isiaka, and attack on the Palace of Soun of Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
Also, Senator Rochas Okorocha cited Order 43 to seek the leave of the Senate to request the immediate release of all the people arrested as a result of the #EndSARS protest to allow for peace between the government and the governed.
Another lawmaker, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah cited Order 43 to Commend the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu for his timely intervention in disbanding the SARS Unit.
He, however, noted that the protest has yielded the desired result so far and there won’t be a need to continue the protest again when SARS has been disbanded and those culprits who are involved in the killings should be brought to book.
The lawmakers, who opined that the conduct of SARS was not acceptable said the entire essence of the Nigerian Police Force is to ensure there are law and order. According to the lawmakers, when SARS turned against the people, it was right for the people to protest.
You will recall that the IGP had on Sunday, October 11 ordered the immediate dissolution of the SARS unit owing to the allegations that some operatives of the squad harass and extort innocent Nigerians (read more here).