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Policeman sentenced to life imprisonment for shooting football fan to death

Olalekan Ogunyemi, a now-convicted person, was on trial for the 2019 murder of Kolade Johnson.

When he committed the act, he was a member of the Nigeria Police Force’s (NPF) former Special Anti-Cultism Squad (SARS).

He shot Johnson in the lower abdomen at a viewing center in the Mangoro, Ikeja neighborhood of Lagos State in 2019, according to

The police officer shot the victim while he was purportedly watching a football game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

After the father of one was shot to death, the ex-officer claimed that it had not been his intention to kill him.

According to, the man said that he joined his unit in conducting a raid at the viewing center where the dead was watching a football game and that he only fired a shot in the air after his team encountered resistance while trying to apprehend a suspected cultist.

We received a crisis call telling us to relocate to Mangoro. So, when we arrived, we noticed a bunch of men smoking Indian hemp. We made an arrest there because we believed they were cult members.

“All of a sudden, they surrounded me and my boys. So I started running away from them.

“I don’t know how it met the individual in question who was killed by a shot. According to the news outlet, the prisoner was quoted as saying, “I just fired one up.

On September 22, Ogunyemi was found guilty and given a sentence after Lagos State prosecutor Jubril Kareem put seven witnesses to the stand.

The testimony of the witnesses was supported by a pathologist’s report, written by Dr. Oluwaseun Williams, which revealed that the dead had sustained six bullet wounds.

The court judged Ogunyemi guilty of the allegations brought against him after considering all the evidence at hand, and it sentenced him accordingly.

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