The speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has reiterated the resolve of the House of Representatives to ensure that key reforms are institutionalised within the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).
The Speaker also recalled that the House had on Wednesday last week urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, to produce an immediate plan for the identification and compensation for victims of police brutality in the country.
Gbajabiamila said this when he received a delegation led by popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke (Davido), who came on a courtesy visit to convey to the Parliament deep grief of the Nigerian people over police brutality.
The Speaker said the House identified with the need to reform the police and had taken steps to address the situation, such as the recent Police Reform Act.
On his list of demands, Davido asked for the immediate release of all arrested protesters nationwide during the “endsarsnow” protest, justice for all deceased victims of police brutality over the years and appropriate compensation for their families.