On Sunday 31st March, 2019 another youth had fallen victim of the SARS operatives while watching a football match in a viewing centre. According to reports Kolade Johnson was killed when SARS officials raided the venue and fired gun shots in the venue, one of the stray bullets, killed Kolade, an innocent citizen, father of one and only child of his parents.
In reaction to this Nigerian musician, actor and politician, Bankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W has called the attention of the government to the excesses of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
In his post on his Instagram page, Banky W wrote: “his only crime was being in the right place at the wrong time… Watching a football match, when SARS operatives who apparently come to arrest someone started shooting sporadically.”
“Kolade is not the first innocent victim of reckless behaviour by SARS operatives, and he will certainly not be the last, it is sickening frustrating and unfair… We are tired of screaming and tweeting #ENDSARS while our innocent young people are being extorted, bullied, maimed and killed by the same officers who are supposed to protect them”, the post continued.
The artiste cum politician who recently lost his political bid for the Eti-Osa constituency in the just concluded elections called the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo, Governor-Elect of Lagos state, Jide Sanwoolu, sitting governor, Akinwumi Ambode, Police Deputy PRO, Aleey Giwa and well-meaning Nigerians for the excesses of SARS to be adequately checked.