Court Remands Inspectors Who ‘Killed’ Kolade Johnson

Two policemen who killed Kolade Johnson


An Ebute Meta Magistrate Court on Friday ordered the remand of Olalekan Ogunyemi, ex-police inspector charged with murdering of Kolade Johnson.

It was reported that Ogunyemi was sacked after Johnson was hit by a stray bullet from operatives of the Special Anti-Cultism Squad (SACS), a unit tied to the police.

The magistrate, Mrs A.O. Salawu, ordered that Ogunyemi, be remanded in Ikoyi Prisons, pending advice from State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Kehinde Olatunde had told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 31, at 5.10p.m., at Onipetesi Estate, Idi-Mangoro, Lagos.

Ogunyemi, 45, who resides at No. 17, Alhaji Ede St., Igando, was docked on a count charge of murder.

He said that Ogunyemi used his Ak47 rifle to gun down 36-year-old Kolade Johnson.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which stipulates a death sentence if convicted.

Olatunde informed the court that he had a remand application order by the police to remand the defendant for the next 30 days.

The plea of the defendant was not taken by the court.

Counsel to the defendant, Sola Adeyemi, had urged the court to instead remand the defendant for the next 14 days as against the application of the prosecutor.

Magistrate Salawu granted the application of the prosecutor and ordered 30 days remand and adjourned the case until May 6.

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