Popular singer, Banky W has a few hours ago, released a statement where he called out Nigerian Leaders for keeping mute over the increased killings of Nigerian youths, the latest being that of Kolade Johnson, allegedly by security operatives, saying it is sicking, frustrating, and unfair.
He also promised to kick off a move to raise funds for the wife and child left behind by the unfortunate and senseless shooting and killing of Kolade Johnson.
Banky W called out the likes of President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Ambode, the incoming Governor, Sanwo-olu and Vice President Osinbajo for keeping mute on the issue that has been trending for some months now. He said Nigerians are tired of the #endsars movement and need actual actions from the authority, starting from tracking the killers of Kolade Johnson.
This post is for our leaders: @muhammadubuhari @profosinbajo@akinwunmiambode, @jidesanwoolu, @aleeygiwa… Dear Sirs, Kolade Johnson, an innocent, young citizen of Nigeria is dead. He was the only son of a widow, a husband and father. His only crime was being in the right place at the wrong time… watching a football match when SARS operatives who allegedly came to arrest someone, started shooting sporadically. Kolade is not the first innocent victim of reckless behaviour by SARS operatives, and he will almost certainly not be the last. It is sickening, frustrating, and unfair.
We are tired of hearing about victims of police brutality, but never hearing about the criminal, reckless police officers being brought to justice. We are tired of screaming and tweeting #ENDSARS while our innocent young people are being extorted, bullied, maimed and killed by the very same officers who are meant to protect them. And we are tired of our leaders remaining silent, incident after incident.
We’re going to track down Kolade’s family, pray with them and raise money to assist them through this terrible tragedy.
We hope that our leaders will use this opportunity to ACTUALLY show that they care about our lives and wellbeing, by tracking down the reckless officers responsible for this murder and bringing them to justice for their vicious crime.
We will not let this go. Kolade was innocent and did not deserve to die. Kolade could have been anyone of us. Please show us that you care about us. Please.
PS: Anyone who has the contact details Kolade’s wife and/or Mom, please DM @theofficialeme_ and myself. We must take care of ourselves with or without our Government.
PPS: please repost