Police dismiss SARS officer who killed Kolade Johnson


The Lagos State Police Command has rejected Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan, the policeman who shot Kolade Johnson dead on Sunday.

This was uncovered in an announcement made accessible to newsmen by the Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent of Police and Public Relations Officer of the Police in Lagos, following a four-day deliberate preliminary

The announcement read: "Monitor Olalekan has additionally been given over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Panti, for indictment in customary Court.

"The two cops asserted to have been associated with the shooting of Kolade Johnson on 31/03/2019 were captured and exposed to inward disciplinary procedures, known as Orderly Room Trial by the Command.

"The Orderly Room preliminary started on Monday 01/04/2019 and finished on Thursday 04/04/2019. They were attempted on three-tally charges: (1) Discreditable Conduct (2) Unlawful and Unnecessary Exercise of Authority and (3) Damage to Clothing or Other Articles in opposition to Paragraph E (iii), Q (ii) and D (I) First Schedule, Police Act and Regulations, Cap 370 LFN 1990. The preliminary began with the perusing of charges and taking of request. Five observers affirmed.

"At the finish of the preliminary, the principal defaulter, Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan, was discovered blameworthy of discreditable direct by acting in a way biased to train and unbecoming of individuals from the power by shooting and murdering Kolade Johnson; Unlawful and Unnecessary exercise of power by utilizing pointless savagery, by utilizing AK 47 rifle on the perished in complete disregard to the arrangements of Force Order 237 on the utilization of Firearms.

"Elkana likewise said the Adjudicating Officer, CSP Indyar Apev, granted the discipline of expulsion from administration and arraignment to the main defaulter.

"There was no proof connecting the second defaulter, Sergeant Godwin Orji, to the shooting; he was in this way found not liable and released and cleared," he said.

"The principal defaulter, Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan is given over to Criminal Investigation Department, Panti for arraignment in customary Court," he included

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