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Police pay condolence visit to family of Kolade Johnson, name officers involved
THE LAGOS State police has paid a condolence visit to the family of Kolade Johnson who died after being hit by a stray bullet from police men in Lagos on Sunday.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu led the team to the deceased family’s residence at Number 1 Beco Street, Onipetesi, Mangoro Bus stop of Lagos on Tuesday.
Johnson was killed on Sunday when some members of the anti-cultism unit of the Lagos State Police Command fired shots to disperse a crowd near a football viewing centre, at Mangoro area of Lagos.
During the visit, the CP revealed the names of the suspected policemen that carried out the fatal shooting. Their names are Ogunyemi Olalekan, an Inspector and Godwin Orji, a Sergeant. The police chief said both officers have been apprehended and subjected to internal disciplinary procedures.
He condemned the action of the members of the Anti Cultism Squad suspected to have carried out the shooting. Johnson’s mother, other relatives, were reassured that justice would prevail for the death of her son.
Police prayed for the repose of the soul of Kolade, and also asked God to grant the family, friends and well wishers the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Similarly, the Federal Government has also commiserated with the family and friends of the deceased.
In a message on the official Twitter handle of the Presidency, the government sent condolences to the family of late Kolade Johnson.
“Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Kolade Johnson, a victim of the March 31 fatal shooting in Lagos.”
“Police have assured that the Team suspected of involvement in the shooting have been apprehended and are undergoing disciplinary procedure,” the presidency tweeted.
Kolade’s death has generated a lot of reactions and condemnation from Nigerians. It has again sparked another #EndSARS# campaign on various social platforms, with Nigerians calling for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.