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Football Fan, Kolade Johnson Shot Dead By SARS Officers (Graphic Video)

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Kolade Johnson buried

A football fan identified as Kolade Johnson has been shot dead by policemen from the Anti-Cultism Unit (SARS) of Lagos State Command.

The incident, Naija News learned, occurred when an unmarked commercial bus visited Mangoro/Onipetesi community in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, on Sunday afternoon in search of youths dressed wildly and rocking dreadlocks.

In an attempt to disperse a crowd which had gathered during the raid, one of the police operatives shot dead Johnson, who was trying to leave the scene after watching English Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham.

Narrating the incident, a witness, who gave his name as Ayo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that everything happened in a flash.

The eyewitness said: “F-SARS had come to arrest one of the boys of a major music producer who wears dreads; I and some others who were drinking at a bar saw what was happening and quickly explained to the policemen that he was not a Yahoo boy.

“They ignored our talks and kept dragging the boy to their vehicle, we all came out from the bar and kept explaining to the policemen that they were arresting a wrong person.

“In an attempt to disperse the crowd, a first shot was fired to the ground.

“Seeing this, I and the others quickly turned back to avoid trouble, but because Kunle was probably the last person in the crowd, he was shot point-blank from behind.

“He didn’t even know he was shot till we had trekked some few metres before we all saw he was bleeding, he died on his way to the hospital at Ikeja,” the witness said.

Apparently displeased with the ugly incident, some residents of the community went on a rampage blocking the Oshodi/Abeokuta expressway in protest against Johnson’s murder.

Watch the graphic video below…

Meanwhile, Bala Elkana, the spokesman for Lagos State Police Command, told NAN he was yet to be briefed on the incident as at 9 pm on Sunday.


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