Nigerian Senate on Tuesday observed a one minute for silence in honour of late Jimoh Isiaka who was killed during #ENDSARS protest in Ogbomoso area of Oyo state and others
The observation followed a motion raised by Senator Buhari Abdulfatai, representing Oyo North Senatorial district, on the death of a member of his constituent, Jimoh Isiaka and the attack on the Palace of Soun of Ogbomoso.
I Senate however resolved to observe a minute silence in honour of Jimoh Isiaka and other Nigerians who lost their lives to Police brutality.
“The conduct of SARS was not acceptable and will remain in that part of our history. The entire essence of the Nigerian Police Force is to ensure there is law and other and when SARS turned against the people, it was right for the people to protest…
The protest has yielded the desired result so far and there won’t be 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.” – Senate President, Dr.Ahmad Lawan, said.
Senator Ifeanyi Ubah also cited Order 43 to Commend the Inspector General of Police for his timely intervention in disbanding the SARS Unit while Senator Rochas Okorocha cited Order 43 to seek the leave of the Senate to request the immediate release of all the young people arrested as a result of the #EndSARS protest to allow for peace between the government and the governed.