“I Only Fired Once” SACS Officer Who Killed Says, as He is Dismissed and Faces Trial

Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan and Sergeant Godwin Orji of the Gbagada division of the Lagos State Police Command’s Special Anti Cultism Squad (SACS) have been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force.

The two officers are the primary suspects in the fatal shooting of Kolade Johnson, a 36-year-old father of one who was killed on Sunday, March 31, 2019 when officers of the unit, led by Olalekan, were attempting to arrest another man because of his dreadlocks in the Mangoro area of the state.

Olalekan and Orji were summarily dismissed from the Force on Thursday, April 4 after facing an orderly room trial.

Both have now been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, for further investigation after which a criminal trial is expected to commence.
While fielding questions from newsmen, Ogunyemi had explained what led to the killing of the young man. He narrated how he only shot into the air just once.

“I don’t know how it met the man in question” he said.

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