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Police dismisses cop who murdered Kolade Johnson – what happens next

The two police officers who were investigated

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Police dismisses cop who murdered Kolade Johnson – what happens next

Ogunyemi Olalekan, the police inspector who shot and killed 36-year old Kolade Johnson in Lagos last Sunday has been dismissed by the Nigerian police, according to a statement issued by Lagos police spokesman, Bala Elkana. The dismissal followed an orderly room trial which commenced on Monday and ended today.

Olalekan was tried alongside Godwin Orji, a sergeant, on allegations of discreditable conduct, unlawful and unnecessary exercise of authority and damage to clothing or other articles contrary to the Police Act.

  • Orji was however not found guilty, and so was discharged and acquitted.

The trial found Olalekan guilty of shooting and killing Kolade Johnson and using unnecessary violence, by using AK 47 rifle on the deceased in total neglect to the provisions of Force Order 237b on the use of Firearms.

  • The Adjudicating Officer, CSP Indyar Apev awarded the punishment of dismissal from service and prosecution to Olalekan, who has now been handed over to the Police Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba in Lagos for prosecution in conventional court of law.

Five witnesses testified in the trial.

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