This follows a week-long protest by Nigerians across the country who have been collectively calling for an end to the brutalities and extrajudicial killings.
Showing his support for the #EndSARScampaign, Mr Madu who was recently appointed the minister of justice and solicitor-general of Alberta, Canada, shared his bitter experience with the police in 2013.
The Canada justice minister in a series of tweets on Twitter on Saturday recount how his cousin, Chrisantus Nwabueze Korie was killed by Nigerian police in April 2013.
According to Madu, the police refused to investigate and did everything to obstruct him from getting justice for his cousin despite all his efforts.
“I support the people of Nigeria as they protest to end police brutality and extrajudicial killings. My own cousin Chrisantus Nwabueze Korie was murdered by Nigerian police in April 2013.
“Despite my best efforts, the police would not investigate his murder and did everything to obstruct. I also helped to petition a committee of Nigeria’s National Assembly to probe the killing and report back to the House within a timely manner,” Madu wrote.
“Fundamental human rights like peace, security and freedom from police brutality are universal. The Nigerian government has an obligation to protect its citizens and deliver substantive police reform.”
The disbandment of SARS was officially confirmed by the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu earlier this week who announced the creation of new outfit to replace the defunct SARS.
The new unit has also been widely rejected by the protesting youths with #EndSWAT trending on different social media platforms.
According to him,
“Changing the name of SARS and reconstituting it without significant reform won’t be sufficient to satisfy the cry of the Nigerian people for justice.”
JeossyJs learnt that Mr Madu was previously the minister for municipal affairs migrated to Canada in 2005 with his wife who is also a law graduate. The couple have been practising since their migration to the country.
Kaycee Madu is the first African to be appointed minister of justice in the country.
Nigerian-Born Canada Justice Minister, Kaycee Madu Say Police Killed His Cousin In 2013