Friday, September 30, 2022

Kolade Johnson: Disgraced Policeman Bags Life Imprisonment For Killing Football Fan

Olalekan Ogunyemi, a dismissed police officer, was given a life sentence for the murder of Kolade Johnson on Thursday, September 22, by Justice Adenike Coker of the Lagos High Court, Ikeja.

On March 31, 2019, Johnson was shot in the lower abdomen at a viewing center in Mangoro, Ikeja, Lagos, by Ogunyemi, a member of the Special Anti-Cultism Squad of the Nigerian Police.

The 35-year-old victim was shot while watching the match between Tottenham and Manchester United in the English Premier League.

Police authorities identified Ogunyemi and sergeant Godwin Orji as the cops involved in the shooting, which led to uproar on social media.

Justice Coker found the defendant guilty of the charge and sentenced him to life in prison with the condition that he serves a minimum of 25 years in prison in charge no: ID/9776C/2019 between the State of Lagos vs. Ogunyemi Olalekan.

Jubril Kareem, the Lagos State prosecution attorney, made his appearance known at the matter’s resumed hearing on Thursday. Abayomi Omotubora represented the defense.

The discharged police officer was also given a life sentence for manslaughter by the judge.

Despite being first accused of murder, Olalekan was ultimately found guilty of manslaughter by the court.

The defense summoned two witnesses, while the prosecution called seven during the trial.

Dr. Oluwaseun Williams, a pathologist who testified at the trial, said Johnson was shot six times.

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