Sanwo-Olu visits family of slain football fan, Kolade Johnson

Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday paid a condolence visit to the family of Kolade Johnson who was murdered last Sunday.

Mr Johnson was shot by a police officer attached to the Anti-Cultism unit. The officer was on Friday arraigned in court and remanded in prison for 30 days until May 6.

Sanwo-Olu, during the visit on Saturday, said the time had come for people to rise against indiscriminate killings.

He also urged the police to adopt modern techniques in fighting crimes.

The governor-elect said: “I think this incident is a wake-up call to all that there is need for the police hierarchy to take a second look at the operations of their rank and file.

“A situation where men and officers of the police and indeed any security organization will willfully cut down the lives of our youths is unacceptable. We should all speak against it. We must all rise against it.

“The police should realise that they are there to protect the citizens and not to send them to early grave under any guise.

“I know that the 21st century policing should thrive more on intelligence gathering, tactical operations, which will bring about clinical execution of assignment.

“With this in mind, our security operatives should adopt modern techniques in fighting crimes so as to reduce incidents of avoidable deaths especially of innocent youths.”

Sanwo-Olu continued that he was pleased that the police acted swiftly in dealing with the officer.

“This shows to us that we are not living in Banana Republic. We live in a society where justice and equity should be the order of the day,” he said.