Killing Of Islamic Cleric: Lawan Urges Police To Fasten Prosecution Of Suspects

Senator Lawan

The President of the Senate Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan has tasked the Nigeria Police to fasten the interrogation and prosecution of the suspects charged for the killing of the Islamic Cleric, late Goni Aisami, who was shot dead by a soldier along Nguru – Gashua road.

“I hope you will fasten prosecuting these suspects in court for judgment in line with the gravity of the offences they committed, this will inform us that justice has been done”.

Lawan made the plea on Wednesday during a condolence visit to the people of Gashua at the palace of His Royal Highness, the Emir of Bade, Alhaji Abubakar Sulayman.

The President of the Senate charged Police never to delay the time of investigations, adding that the killing of the cleric is worrisome.

“Killing is rampant in some parts of Nigeria but here is safe, our people are peace-loving and very cooperative to the constituted authorities.”

He added that there’s also a need for immediate punishment against those behind the killing. “I want to use this opportunity to advise the law enforcement agencies that when recruiting someone into the military, police and other agencies, their character should be properly checked to avoid recruiting bad eggs into the service”.

He wondered why trained and trusted personnel handling rifles for the protection of lives and properties of the citizens, use the same gun to kill innocent people.

“Whenever you are recruiting people, there’s need for proper background and profile check, make sure they’re people of good character and patriotic”.

Senator Lawan stated that the National Assembly is doing all it could in ensuring that the security forces get adequate funding and equipment for the gallant approach to security challenges.


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