Adesua Etomi mourns football fan, Kolade Johnson, killed in Lagos

Adesua Etomi

Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi, has mourned a football fan, Kolade Johnson, killed in Lagos on Sunday by policemen from the anti-cultism unit of Lagos State Police Command.

The 33-year-old goddess posted a message expressing her anger at the death via Instagram on Monday.

“I am SO SICK of the abuse of power by SARS. I am SO SICK of a government that turns deaf ears to the cries of it’s people. HOW MANY MORE PEOPLE HAVE TO DIE before something is done about this nonsense?

“Every other day, we hear stories of how citizens are beaten, killed, robbed, kidnapped by SARS. If a tree is producing rotten fruit, CUT IT DOWN.

“This is Kolade. His only crime was watching football. That was all he was doing when a stray bullet hit him yesterday. A bullet fired by a SARS official. They fled the scene btw. So who do we hold responsible?  He has a son who now has to grow up without a father, all because some idiot was trigger happy. #EndSars #justiceforkola #thishastostop,” she wrote.

Kolade Johnson was killed in the Olu Aboderin Street, Onipetesi area of Lagos after policemen came in search of youths dressed wildly and wearing dreadlocks.

Eyewitnesses say the police officers then stormed an eatery in the area where football fans had just finished watching a live English Premiership League football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

A source said that Mr Johnson, who was a friend to a man arrested by the police, challenged the operatives on why they would take away his friend.

In the process, Johnson was shot by one of the policemen. The victim was taken to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, but was pronounced dead on arrival by doctors.