Lagos: Policemen in custody over killing of Johnson as CP calls for calm

Members of the police  team suspected to be involved in the shooting of Kolade Johnson have since been arrested and are currently in Police custody undergoing interrogation, DSP Bala Elkana, spokesman, Lagos State Command of Nigeria Police Force said Monday

He added that  they will be subjected to internal disciplinary procedures, and may be prosecuted in conventional Court if implicated by ongoing investigation. 

The statement   recalled on 31/03/2019 at about 5.05pm, the Command received a distress call that Lagos- Abeokuta Express Way has been blocked by some angry youths who were protesting the shooting of one Kolade Johnson m of No.1 Beco street, Onipetesi, Mangoro Bus Stop by a team of Policemen from Anti Cultism unit. 

Therefore, a  team of policemen from the Rapid Response Squads and Metro patrol were promptly drafted to the scene. The account of eye witnesses helped in identifying the team which fled the scene immediately after the incident,Elkana said.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu mni has  called for calm, assuring that justice will prevail in this case. The Commissioner of Police also condoled with the family, friends and well wishers of Kolade Johnson.  

The CP equally  promised to initiate far reaching reforms to help in repositioning the Anti Cultism Squad for effective service delivery, particularly in areas of respect for Human Rights and proficiency in the use of firearms.

Elkana  urged members of the Public who have complaints on the activities of Anti Cultism Squad or any of our Police teams  to call the following numbers 08063299264, 08065154338 and 08060357795.

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