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How Football Fan, Kolade Johnson was killed by Nigerian policeman – Friends reveal

The Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Wednesday heard how a dismissed cop, Olalekan Ogunyemi, allegedly killed a football fan , Kolade Johnson .

The PUNCH had reported that Kolade was shot dead on March 31 , 2019 , when some policemen attached to the Anti - Cultism Unit of the Lagos State Police Command stormed Olu Aboderin Street in the Onipetesi area of the state.

L-R: Kolade Johnson; the dismissed cop, Olalekan Ogunyemi

The victim was watching a football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur when the incident happened.

Kolade ’s friends – Folorunsho , Samuel Nana and Omotayo Dairo – while being led in evidence by the state Director of Public Prosecutions , Yhaqub Oshoala , on Wednesday , narrated to the court how Ogunyemi killed the victim.

Folorunsho said , “ On March 31 , 2019 , around 4. 30 pm while heading to the bus stop at Mangoro , I stopped at a bar called Kingston Jo to say hello to some friends . I was with a female friend and when we got to the bus stop , I saw a yellow commercial bus which had no number plate.

“ Two men in mufti came out of the bus , held my clothes and I thought they wanted to kidnap me. I told my friend to run and I asked them to identify themselves.

The presiding judge, Justice A . J . Coker , adjourned the case till February 13 for the continuation of trial and ordered that Ogunyemi would remain at the Ikoyi Custodial Centre.

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