Amnesty International accuses SARS operatives of invading Lagos town, injuring many

Amnesty International accuses SARS operatives of invading Lagos town, injuring many

The Amnesty International (AI) raised an alarm in the evening of Thursday, April 4, claiming men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) invaded a Lagos town shooting and injuring many residents.

AI said the operatives invaded Amuwo-Odofin, a popular and heavily populated area of Lagos state and started shooting.

It is, however, not known at the time of this report, the reason behind the alleged action.

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The spokesperson of the Lagos state police command could not be reached for comments on the development.

The alleged incident is coming same day the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), dismissed Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan, an officer found guilty of killing Kolade Johnson.

It was gathered that the suspect have been transferred to Panti, State Criminal and Investigative Department (SCIID), Lagos, for fruther investigation and criminal trial.

A tweet by Tech4Justice stated: "Judgment has been given in the orderly room trial of the officers arrested in connection to the murder of Mr. Kolade Johnson. They have been summarily dismissed from the force and they have been transferred to Panti SCIID for further investigation and criminal trial.''

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The dismissal of the police operative came four days after Johnson was shot 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. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better.

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