President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to make sure the police officers who were culprits behind the murder of Kolade Johnson, a 36-year-old father of one, in Lagos State, are made to pay for the act.
Kolade Johnson was shot dead by an officer of the Gbagada division of the Lagos State Police Command’s Special Anti Cultism Squad (SACS) as the team tried to apprehend another guy because of his dreadlocks in the Mangoro area of Lagos State early this week.
In a recent statement signed by Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, yesterday, Buhari regretted the sad move by the police officers which led to the painful death.
The statement said, “Government will not tolerate in any way the brutalization of Nigerians or the violation of their rights.
“Any officer of the law enforcement agencies or any other government functionary caught in this act will certainly be visited with the full weight of the law,”
A witness said about the incident, “In an attempt to disperse the crowd, a first shot was fired to the ground. Seeing this, I and the others quickly turned back to avoid trouble, but because Kunle was probably the last person in the crowd, he was shot point blank from behind.
“He didn’t even know he was shot till we had trekked some few metres before we all saw he was bleeding, he died on his way to the hospital at Ikeja.”
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