Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan who was involved in the killing of Kolade Johnson has been dismissed by the Lagos State Police Command.
Olalekan was handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department for prosecution after his dismissal.
DSP Bala Elkana, the spokesman of the state police command, said that Olalekan and the other police officer, Sergeant Godwin Orji, who were accused for Johnson’s death, were tried on three counts bordering on discreditable conduct, unlawful and unnecessary exercise of authority and damage to clothing or other article contrary to Police Act and Regulations.
“The two Police officers alleged to have been involved in the shooting of Kolade Johnson on Sunday, March 31, 2019, were apprehended and subjected to an Orderly Room Trial by the Command.
“The Orderly Room trial commenced on Monday, April 1, 2019 and ended on Thursday, April 04, 2019. They were tried on three count charges: (1) Discreditable Conduct (2) Unlawful and Unnecessary Exercise of Authority and (3) Damage to Clothing or Other Articles contrary to Paragraph E (iii), Q (ii) and D (i) First Schedule, Police Act and Regulations, Cap 370 LFN 1990.
“The trial started with the reading of charges and taking of plea. Five witnesses testified.
At the conclusion of the trial, the first defaulter, Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan, was found guilty of discreditable conduct by acting in a manner prejudicial to discipline and unbecoming of members of the Force by shooting and killing Kolade Johnson; Unlawful and Unnecessary exercise of authority by using unnecessary violence, by using AK 47 rifle on the deceased in total neglect to the provisions of Force Order 237 on the use of Firearms.
“The Adjudicating Officer, CSP Indyar Apev, awarded the punishment of dismissal from service and prosecution to the First defaulter. There was no evidence linking the second defaulter, Sergeant Godwin Orji to the shooting, he was, therefore, found not guilty and discharged and acquitted.
“The first defaulter, Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan is handed over tothe Criminal Investigation Department, Panti for prosecution in a conventional Court.”