The Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Wednesday heard how a dismissed cop, Olalekan Ogunyemi , allegedly killed a football fan, Kolade Johnson .
The reports that Kolade was shot dead on March 31, 2019 , when some policemen attached to the Anti -Cultism Unit of the Lagos State Police Command stormed Olu Aboderin Street in the Onipetesi area of the state .
The victim was watching a football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur when the incident happened .
Kolade ’ s friends – Folorunsho , Samuel Nana and Omotayo Dairo – while being led in evidence by the state Director of Public Prosecutions , Yhaqub Oshoala , on Wednesday , narrated to the court how Ogunyemi killed the victim .
Folorunsho said , “ On March 31, 2019 , around 4 . 30pm while heading to the bus stop at Mangoro , I stopped at a bar called Kingston Jo to say hello to some friends. I was with a female friend and when we got to the bus stop, I saw a yellow commercial bus which had no number plate .
“ Two men in mufti came out of the bus , held my clothes and I thought they wanted to kidnap me .
I told my friend to run and I asked them to identify themselves .
“ Two officers in black polo shirts , with SARS written on the back , came out of the vehicle .
The man holding me and the other two started beating me . Ogunyemi forced me to go into the bus and they drove for a very short distance and the defendant came down and asked the gathered crowd in Yoruba whether they wanted to die for me .
I heard three gunshots , the defendant was the one who fired the shots , and immediately after firing the gun, he entered the bus and told the driver to move.
When I got home , I heard that the gunshots killed Kolade Johnson and we made a report at the Shasha Police Station and Area F Police Station . ”
While giving evidence, Nana said he was at Kingston Jo with Kolade and some other friends watching the Liverpool versus Tottenham match when a lady ran into the bar crying for help .
He said , “I saw Ismail being beaten and dragged into a bus by two men in mufti.
They were three or four in number and we asked where they were taking them to .
“The defendant came down from the bus and shot into the air and we ran helter – skelter .
I stood with Kolade in front of a taxi park and the bus moved for a short distance and the defendant came down from the bus and pointed the gun at us and fired twice ; the first bullet hit Kolade in his abdomen while the second one hit him close to his private part. ”
The presiding judge, Justice A . J. Coker , adjourned the case till February 13 for the continuation of trial and ordered that Ogunyemi would remain at the Ikoyi Custodial Centre
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