Police Inspector who ‘murdered’ Kolade Johnson finally gets his punishment
Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan has been sacked by the Nigerian police after he was found guilty of killing Kolade Johnson .
Johnson was hit by a stray bullet from operatives of the Special Anti-Cultism Squad (SACS), a unit tied to the police.
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Spokesman for the police in Lagos state, southwest Nigeria, Bala Elkana, disclosed the sacking of the inspector on Thursday.
Johnson was viewing a football match on Sunday, March 31, when SARS operatives stormed Olu Aboderin Street, Magodo area of Lagos, to arrest a man on dreadlocks
When one of the SARS personnel allegedly started shoot sporadically to scare people away but unfortunately a stray bullet hit Kolade where he stood.
Following the incident, Olalekan and one Sergeant Godwin Orji were apprehended for their alleged involvement in the killing of Johnson.
Police said the suspects were subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings, known as Orderly Room Trial by the Command.
The two officers were said to have been tried on three counts bordering on discreditable conduct, unlawful exercise of authority, as well as action contrary to the Police Act and Regulations.
Olalekan was found guilty of discreditable conduct by “shooting and killing Kolade Johnson,” among other offences.
The Adjudicating Officer, Indyar Apev, ruled that Olalekan be dismissed from service.
But the command said there was no evidence linking Sergeant Orji to the shooting and was therefore discharged and acquitted.