The police have arrested a team of personnel allegedly involved in the killing of one Kolade Johnson in Mangoro area of Lagos State.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Bala Elkana, confirmed this in a statement on Monday, a day after the victim was alleged to have been shot while he was watching a televised football match.
“On 31/03/2019 at about 5.05pm, the Command received a distress call that Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway 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,” Elkana said.
He added, “A team of policemen from the Rapid Response Squads and Metro patrol were promptly drafted to the scene. The account of eyewitnesses helped in identifying the team which fled the scene immediately after the incident.
“Members of the team suspected to be involved in the shooting have since been arrested and are currently in police custody undergoing interrogation.”
The command’s spokesman said the police personnel would be subjected to internal disciplinary procedures and may be prosecuted in conventional court if implicated by the ongoing investigation.
He further said that the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Mr Zubairu Muazu, has called for calm on the part of the residents.
According to him, the police commissioner assured Nigerians that justice will prevail in the case and condoled with the family, friends and well-wishers of the victim.
Mr Muazu also 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.
He urged members of the public who have complaints on the activities of the Anti-Cultism Squad or other police teams to call the following numbers – 08063299264, 08065154338 and 08060357795.