Speaker condemns police harassment of young Nigerians

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has spoken against police harassment of young people in Nigeria.

Mr Gbajabiamila, in a Twitter post on Tuesday, said, “Reports of @PoliceNG harassment of young people have become so rampant that they barely even break through the news cycle except when public anger becomes so great that it results in a breakdown of law and order.”

He was reacting to the violent protest in Sagamu, Ogun State, over the alleged killing of a young footballer, Tiyamiyu Kazeem, by some police officers.

Five people, including two police officers, have reportedly been killed in the protest. PREMIUM TIMES is yet to verify this information.

Mr Kazeem, arrested on the suspicion that he was an Internet fraudster (Yahoo boy), was reportedly crushed to…

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