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Ex-policeman must serve life in prison for murdering a football fan



Justice Adenike Coker of the Lagos High Court in Ikeja on Thursday sentenced a dismissed policeman, Olalekan Ogunyemi, to life imprisonment for killing a football fan, Kolade Johnson.

Ogunyemi, who was part of the Special Anti-Cultism Squad of the Nigeria Police Force, shot Johnson in the abdomen at a spectator centre in Mangoro, Ikeja, Lagos, on March 31, 2019.

The victim was watching a football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur when the convict shot him.

Delivering judgment in Charge No. ID/9776C/2019 between Lagos State and Ogunyemi Olalekan, Justice Coker found the accused guilty and accordingly sentenced him to life imprisonment with a proviso to serve at least 25 years.

At the resumption of trial on Thursday, Lagos State prosecution counsel Jubril Kareem announced his appearance while Abayomi Omotubora represented the defence.

The judge also sentenced the dismissed police officer to life imprisonment for manslaughter.

Olalekan was originally charged with murder, but the court found him guilty of manslaughter.

During the trial, the prosecution called seven witnesses while the defence called two witnesses

At the trial, pathologist Dr Oluwaseun Williams testified that Johnson, 35, had sustained six gunshot wounds.


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