- Kolade Johnson was shot dead on Sunday, March 31, while watching the EPL tie between Liverpool and Tottenham
- The 36-year-old was said to have been fired by police officers who wanted to arrest a suspect in Lagos
- Nigerians have however taken to social media to react on the untimely death of Kolade Johnson
A Nigerian football lover identified as Kolade Johnson has been sent to an early grave on Sunday, March 31, after been hit by a police officer's stray bullet during a raid in Lagos.
Kolade Johnson who was 36 years before his untimely death, was watching the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Tottenham, when the tragic incident happened.
The heartbreaking incident occurred outside a Kingstine-Jo outlet in Mangoro, near the international airport in Ikeja, as police opened fired while trying to arrest a suspect.
According to the report on Premium Times, the police wanted to apprehend a man they thought was a criminal suspect because of his dreadlocks.
“They wanted to arrest Ismail who is known to everyone in the area and people quickly gathered to find out why.
''We later learnt that it was because he had dreadlocks that they wanted to arrest, fearing he might be a criminal,'' Dennis Ikpoba who claimed to be a friend of the deceased explained to Premium Times.
Dennis Ikpoba also revealed that the officers were from the police anti-cultism unit operating around Lagos, but added the shooting of Mr Johnson did not appear to be intentional.
Meanwhile, serious investigations are said to be currently going on following the death of Kolade Johnson.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Liverpool returned to the summit of the Premier League table following their 2-1 win over title contenders Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, March 31.
Roberto Firmino opened scoring for the Reds through a superb header in the 16th minute after connecting with Andy Robertson cross from the left flank.
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