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#EndSARS: Lagos Police boss visits Kolade Johnson’s family

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•Says justice will prevail

Godsgift Onyedinefu


The Commissioner of Police (CP) Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu  on Tuesday paid a condolence visi​t to the family of Kolade Johnson. 


Kolade, was the shot by the anti-cultism squad of the Nigeria Police Force while watching a football match on Sunday, sparking outrage by Nigerians who have revived social media campaign #EndSARS calling for reform of Nigerian Police Force (NPF), especially the Force Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS).


The CP condemned the action of the members of the Anti Cultism team suspected to have carried out the shooting and reiterated his commitment in ensuring that justice is done in the matter. 


He stated that the men suspected to have carried out the shooting have been apprehended and subjected to internal disciplinary procedures. 


He revealed their names as  Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan and  Seargent Godwin Orji attached to Anti Cultism Squad .


The CP prayed for the repose of the soul of Kolade Johnson and also prayed that the Almighty God will grant the family, friends and well wishers the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.


The CP was accompanied by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the Department of Finance and Administration, DCP Ayuba Elkanah, Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the Department of Operations, DCP Mohammed Ali, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation Department, DCP Yetunde Longe and other Senior Police Officers from the Command. 


The  Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer DSP Bala Elkana, in a statement on Tuesday, said the Commissioner of Police was received by the Head of the deceased’s family Alh Remi Lukman in their residence at No. 1 Beco Street, Onipetesi, Mangoro Bus stop. 

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In his reaction, the Head of Kolade Johnson’s family expressed his gratitude to the CP for honoring the family with his presence and his resolve in ensuring that justice prevails in the case. 


He commended the CP for the bold steps taken in exposing those behind the shootings. He added that “I thought it is going to be a one man’s fight but seeing the Police high Command joining our family in this fight has shown that Justice will not only be done to Kolade but to the entire Nigerian youths. 


“I am glad that we have a new police force which believes in Justice” He described his late son as a peace loving person and called on well wishers to remain calm and allow the law to take its cause,”he said.


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