Suspected killers of Kolade Johnson now in custody ― Police

The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has stated that the team of policemen suspected to have killed one Kolade Johnson on Sunday have been arrested.

In a statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana on Monday, the command said the members of the team will be “subjected to internal disciplinary procedures” and “prosecuted” if found guilty.

Recall that there has been an outcry by Nigerians on social media and international organisations condemning the death of Johnson who was shot dead by Policemen while watching a Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham on Olu Aboderin Street, Lagos.

Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu has however called for calm adding that justice will prevail in the matter.

The statement reads: “On 31/03/2019 at about 5.05pm, the Command received a distress call that Lagos- Abeokuta Express Way has been blocked by some angry youths who were protesting the shooting of one Kolade Johnson m of No.1 Beco street, Onipetesi, Mangoro Bus Stop by a team of Policemen from Anti Cultism unit.

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“A team of policemen from the Rapid Response Squads and Metro patrol were promptly drafted to the scene.

“The account of eyewitnesses helped in identifying the team which fled the scene immediately after the incident.

“Members of the team suspected to be involved in the shooting have since been arrested and are currently in Police custody undergoing interrogation.

“They will be subjected to internal disciplinary procedures and may be prosecuted in conventional Court if implicated by the ongoing investigation.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu calls for calm, assuring that justice will prevail in this case.

“The CP also condoles with the family, friends and well-wishers of Kolade Johnson.  The CP has promised to initiate far-reaching reforms to help in repositioning the Anti-Cultism Squad for effective service delivery, particularly in areas of respect for Human Rights & proficiency in the use of firearms.

“Members of the Public who have complaints on the activities of Anti-Cultism Squad or any of our Police teams should call the following numbers 08063299264, 08065154338 and 08060357795,” it added.

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