The 2019 gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin has described the killing of a student, Jimoh Isiaka during the #EndSARS protest in Ogbomosho on Saturday as unfortunate.
Lanlehin, in a statement on Sunday, started that he finds it hard to believe that the Police will deploy extreme force in the face of peaceful, nonviolent and civil protests.
He also called for a quick investigation into what occurred.
His statement read:
I received with great shock, and extreme disappointment, the unfortunate killing of an EndSARS protester, 23-year old Jimoh Isiaka, allegedly by men of the Nigerian Police, yesterday, in Ogbomoso.
While the death of anyone is usually a sad event, and a reminder of the diminishing nature of our human existence, occurrence of same, particularly during a protest whose aim is in fact, to halt such acts, is even more condemnable.
As a parent and lawyer, I find it hard that the Police will deploy extreme force in the face of peaceful, nonviolent and civil protests, and I can only urge the leadership of the Police to investigate this dastardly act, and bring perpetrators to justice.
As I commiserate with the parents of the deceased, I urge them to take solace in the fact that their child, though cut in his prime, lived a worthy life, and is today a martyr for the good cause of a just, equitable, lawful and decent society devoid of police brutality and brazen human rights abuses.
May Allah repose his soul and grant him Al-jannah Firdous.