Nigerians call for parade of suspected killers of Kolade Johnson

Kolade Johnson and lover

Amidst the outrage that greeted the killing of Kolade Johnson in Lagos on Sunday, Nigerians have called for the parade of police officers involved in the incident.

Mr Johnson was shot when the officers raided Olu Aboderin Street, Onipetesi area of Lagos on Sunday allegedly in search of youths dressed wildly and wearing dreadlocks.

Johnson had attempted to resist the arrest of his friend who had just watched a live English Premiership League football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur when he was shot.

The victim was taken to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) but was pronounced dead on arrival by doctors.

Lagos police spokesman, Bala Elkana, on Monday said the team of officers in the Anti Cultism unit who were involved in the killing have been arrested and are undergoing disciplinary procedure.

The spokesman also said the commissioner of police, Zubairu Muazu, had promised to initiate reforms in the Anti-Cultism Squad for effective service delivery, particularly with respect to adherence to human rights and proficiency in the use of firearms.

Nigerians have now called for the parade of the officers the same way crime suspects are paraded by the Force.