Kolade Johnson: Court Extends Accused Officer’s Stay In Prison Custody
Court Orders Ogunyemi Who Allegedly Killed Kolade Johnson To Remain In Prison Till June 10
Magistrate A.O. Salawu of an Ebute-Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has extended till June 10, its remand order against a dismissed Police Inspector, Olalekan Ogunyemi, charged with the murder of Kolade Johnson.
In implication, Ogunyemi, 45, who has already spent 30 days in Ikoyi Prison custody following his remand by the court on April 6, will now stay in custody for 35 more days.
The extension followed a delay in the advice on the case which was expected this morning from the Office of the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Ogunyemi was also not in court, The Independent reports.
The suspect who stays at No. 17, Alhaji Ede Street, Igando, was brought before the court on April 6, on a one-count charge of murder.
Prosecuting Inspector Kehinde Olatunde alleged that the defendant committed the offense on March 31, at about 5:10pm, at Onipetesi Estate, Idi-Mangoro, Lagos.
He alleged that Ogunyemi, who served in the Anti Cultism Unit of Lagos State Police Command, shot Johnson, a 36-year-old father of one, to death, with his Ak47 rifle.
The offenses, the prosecutor said contravened Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Kolade Johnson, a football fan who was shot and killed by the police about five weeks ago, has been buried by friends and family members, Naija News reports.