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Police Dismiss Kolade Johnson’s Killer, Ogunyemi Olalekan

The Nigeria Police Force have dismissed Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan, who killed Kolade Johnson in the Onipetesi area of Lagos on Sunday afternoon. 

He was found guilty after five witnesses testified against him. However, the second officer arrested, Sergeant Godwin Orji, was discharged and acquitted. 

The statement by Bala Elkana, the police spokesman, said the apprehended officers had been subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings, known as Orderly Room Trial by the Command on Monday. 

They were tried on three count charges: (1) Discreditable Conduct (2) Unlawful and Unnecessary Exercise of Authority and (3) Damage to Clothing or Other Articles contrary to Paragraph E (iii), Q (ii) and D (i) First Schedule, Police Act and Regulations, Cap 370 LFN 1990.

Five witnesses testified against the accused.

At the conclusion of the trial, the first defaulter, Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan was found guilty of Discreditable conduct by acting in a manner prejudicial to discipline and unbecoming of members of the Force by shooting and killing Kolade Johnson; Unlawful and Unnecessary exercise of authority by using unnecessary violence, by using AK 47 rifle on the deceased in total neglect to the provisions of Force Order 237 on the use of Firearms.

The Adjudicating Officer, CSP Indyar Apev awarded the punishment of dismissal from service and prosecution to the first defaulter. He was handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department, Panti for prosecution in a conventional Court.

There was no evidence linking the second defaulter, Sergeant Godwin Orji to the shooting, he was therefore found not guilty and discharged and acquitted.

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