More reactions have trailed the alleged murder of an innocent man by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS as outrage continues to greet the sad incident.
According to PM News, some Nigerian youths have taken to social media to lament the killing of a young man, name Kolade Johnson by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS in Lagos. The incident was said to have occurred on Sunday afternoon, 31st of March, 2019, at Onipetesi area of Agege, Lagos.
Some of their comments trending on social media are as follows:
Serious Bants @Xcel_101Nigeria is not just killing the hopes and dreams of young people. It’s actually killing young people. Fuck SARS. Rest in peace Kolade Johnson. 6811:15 PM – Mar 31, 2019 · Ikeja, NigeriaTwitter Ads info and privacy
Tosin Olugbenga@TosinOlugbengaTake a look at the picture below, it’s that of Kolade Johnson,he was brutally shot dead by men SARS in Lagos. Such a young promising young man, killed for nothing. It could be you tomorrow if you don’t add your voice to #ENDSARS. It takes a sec to RT 98312:02 AM – Apr 1, 2019
RIP KOLADE RIP KOLADE@DesmondkobiI am just laying on my bed right now thinking of how this young innocent man “Kolade Johnson” was killed on the 31st of March 2018 by officers of the SARS for no reason, only son ( child ) of he’s parents, also a father to a small baby 817:20 PM – Mar 31, 2019
Recall that the sad incident was earlier reported to have occred when the identity of the victim was still unknown.
The tragedy struck on Olu Aboderin Street, Onipetesi area of Lagos State, on Sunday as Special Anti-Robbery Squad operatives of the Lagos State Police Command allegedly shot dead an unidentified young man, The Punch reports.
Football matches are events that the young people are very enthusiatic about that they troop out in large numbers to watch matches played by their favourite clubs.
Meanwhile, PUNCH Metro learnt that the operatives stormed an eatery in the area to arrest a man, who was watching a live English Premiership League football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. According to a source, the victim who was a friend to the arrested man, challenged the operatives on why they would take away his friend and one of the SARS personnel allegedly shot him dead.
It was gathered that angry youths blocked the two sides of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and set up bonfires, causing traffic gridlock in the process. The victim, who was rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, was pronounced dead on arrival by doctors.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, told our correspondent that the command would investigate the matter.
“We got a complaint that some hoodlums blocked the road because a man was killed; we have deployed our officers in the place to clear the blockade and we are investigating the matter,” he said.
The police authority is expected to do something about the tragedy as members of the public continue to express shock over the incident amid calls for justice.
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