- Police have dismissed an inspector, Ogunyemi Olalekan, who killed Kolade Johnson
- Kolade Johnson was killed on Sunday, March 31, in Mangoro area of Lagos while watching football match
- The suspects were subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings, known as orderly room trial by the command according to police public relations officer
The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed an inspector, Ogunyemi Olalekan, after he was found guilty of killing Kolade Johnson.
Legit.ng gathered the police public relations officer in Lagos state, Bala Elkana, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, April 4.
The dismissal came four days after Johnson was shot by a police officer while he was watching a televised football match in Mangoro area of Lagos.
Consequently, Olalekan and one Sergeant Godwin Orji were apprehended for their alleged involvement in the killing of the victim.
According to the police, the suspects were subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings, known as Orderly Room Trial by the command.
In the course of the trial which commenced on Monday, April 1, both officers were tried on three counts bordering on discreditable conduct, unlawful exercise of authority, as well as action contrary to the Police Act and Regulations.
The trial started with the reading of charges and taking of plea by the suspects while five witnesses testified in the case.
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At the conclusion of the trial on Thursday, the police found Olalekan guilty of discreditable conduct by “shooting and killing Kolade Johnson,” among other offences.
The adjudicating officer, Indyar Apev, thereafter, awarded the punishment of dismissal from service and prosecution against him.
On the other hand, the command said there was no evidence linking Sergeant Orji to the shooting and was discharged and acquitted accordingly.
It added that Olalekan has been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department, Panti for prosecution in court.
A tweet by Tech4Justice, had earlier indicated that judgement had been served.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari described as unfortunate the action of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives from the Lagos state police command, which led to the death of Kolade Johnson.
It was reported that the president reassured the public that swift actions have already been taken, adding that suspects were in custody and an orderly room trial was set to commence immediately, following which indicted officers would be prosecuted in court.
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The president had 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."
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