Following the fatal shooting of a Nigerian man in Lagos on Sunday, Three police officers have been taken into custody.
The victim, Kolade Johnson, was said to be watching a live football match in his Mangoro neighbourhood when a patrol vehicle of police anti-cultism unit carried out at least 12 arrests of young men with curly hair and dreadlocks.
A witness said the police suspected Johnson was a criminal because he was wearing dreadlocks
A top police source said three officers have now been arrested on the directive of police inspector-general, Mohammed Adamu. Premium Times reports.
“Three police officers have been arrested now in Lagos for the trouble they have caused the man’s family and Nigeria as a whole,” the police official said under strict anonymity because the police were still measuring how to control the message.
“An orderly room trial will be conducted against the officers, and, if found guilty, they will be summarily discharged from the police and charged to court for murder,” the officer said.
“We have learnt at the Force Headquarters that the officers might be more than three, and we have given the police commissioner in Lagos a strict instruction to make sure that all those involved are identified and punished, no matter their ranks,” the officer added.