President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan in a statement on Monday, stated that the government has shown a commitment towards implementing the #EndSARS protesters’ five-point demands.
The Lawmaker went ahead to reassure that the National Assembly will get justice for those who lost their lives over police brutality.
He added that the legislature in collaboration with the executive will make sure that personnel of the disbanded Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) who had abused people’s rights will be probed.
“I want to seize this opportunity to re-assure our youths that the National Assembly will collaborate with the Executive to ensure justice for victims of misconduct and rights abuses by personnel of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police.
“In the same vein, to discourage impunity, we will insist that the perpetrators of the alleged abuses be prosecuted and sanctioned as appropriate.”
He condoled with the victims of the reprehensible violence and criminality witnessed in the last few days in many parts of the country.
“I send my condolences to the families of our security and law enforcement agents who have made the supreme sacrifices in the course of their service to their fatherland.
He, however, condemned the arson, violence, and looting in several parts of the country.
“I also call for a thorough investigation of every criminal act that we have witnessed in the past few weeks with a view to bringing to justice all those elements who have so callously destroyed public and private property”.