The Lagos State Police Command have provided the names of the three officers arrested with links to the fatal shooting of Kolade Johnson in Lagos.
Recall that Johnson, 36, died after being hit by a stray police bullet near a football viewing centre on Sunday evening.
The officers involved were taken into custody as part of the initial police response to the killing that has gripped the country and sparked nationwide outrage.
The officers were identified as Ogunyemi Olalekan (an inspector), Godwin Orji (a sergeant), and Ojiawuna Samuel ( a corporal).
The police said the aforementioned officers are part of a patrol team of the Special Anti-Cultism Squad that shot Johnson on Sunday.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, gave the names during a condolence visit to Johnson’s family in Mangoro, Lagos, the neighbourhood where he was killed.
The police chief condemned the action of the officers and assured the family of a thorough investigation and sanctions.
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