The police have provided the names of two of the three officers arrested over the fatal shooting of Kolade Johnson in Lagos State.
Mr Johnson, 36, died after being hit by a stray police bullet near a football viewing centre on Sunday evening.
The disclosure was contained in a statement by Lagos Police spokesperson DSP Bala Elkanah when the Lagos CP, Zubairu Muazu paid a condolence visit to the family of the deceased on Tuesday.
The officers involved were taken into custody as part of the initial police response to the killing that has gripped the country and sparked nationwide outrage.
The officers were identified as Ogunyemi Olalekan (an inspector), Godwin Orji (a sergeant), and Ojiawuna Samuel ( a corporal).
The police said both were part of a patrol team of the Special Anti-Cultism Squad that shot Mr Johnson.
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Meanwhile, Naija News has also reported that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu, has paid a condolence visit to the family of Kolade Johnson.
The police chief condemned the action of the officers and assured the family of a thorough investigation and sanctions.
All this photo, no be today.
Parade them in boxers and Handcuffs like you do to those who stole ordinary handsets. Let's see them.
And why subject them to "internal" disciplinary actions, why not make it public let's see everything, after all it was a public murder
— KUΠ|£ ◢◤ (@rowland374) April 2, 2019