Police Officer Bags Life Sentence For Killing Football Fan

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

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

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

While delivering judgment on Thursday, in charge no: ID/9776C/2019 between the State of Lagos vs Ogunyemi Olalekan, Justice Coker found the defendant guilty of the charge and accordingly sentenced him to life imprisonment with the caveat of serving a minimum of 25 years’ imprisonment.

At the resumed hearing of the matter on Thursday, the Lagos State prosecution counsel, Jubril Kareem, announced his appearance, while Abayomi Omotubora appeared for the defence.

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