The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State, DSP Bala Elkana disclosed Police team under the Lagos State Police Command has been arrested over the alleged killing of a youth, Kolade Johnson, on Sunday.
In a statement released by the spokesperson of Lagos Police on Monday, account of eye witness aided the police to identify the team involved in the accidental discharge of Johnson as they fled the scene immediately.
News went viral on social media on Sunday that that some residents of Mangoro/Onipetesi community in Lagos went on the rampage, blocking the Oshodi/Abeokuta Expressway in protest against the killing of a youth in the area.
In his statement on Monday, “On 31/03/2019 at about 5.05pm, the Command received a distress call that Lagos- Abeokuta Express Way 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.
“A team of policemen from the Rapid Response Squads and Metro patrol were promptly drafted to the scene. The account of eye witnesses 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. They will be subjected to internal disciplinary procedures, and may be prosecuted in conventional Court if implicated by ongoing investigation.”
He said, the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu has called for called for calm, assuring that justice will prevail in this case.
According to him, “The Commissioner of Police also condoles with the family, friends and well wishers of Johnson.
“The CP has 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.
“Members of the Public who have complaints on the activities of Anti Cultism Squad or any of our Police teams should call the following numbers 08063299264, 08065154338 and 08060357795, please.”