The family of the slain young man named Kolade Johnson who was killed by Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS) while watching a football match between Liverpool and Tottenham on Sunday have demanded just two things from the Police Authority.
The Family who spoke through its head, Alhaji Remi Lukman, when the Lagos state commissioner of police paid them a condolence visit said he needs two things from the police. While he said the first is immediate, he said the second one is procedural.
In his own word:
”My son was murdered here on Sunday March 31st at about 4.30pm by the Anti-cultism team of police officers. I don’t want anybody framing things up.
What I really needed was two things. One was immediate, the other procedurally. The immediate one is police report which will enable the mortuary to collect the corpse. The second one which is procedurally is justice over the death of my son. I want those repsonsible to be fished out and be brought to book.
All these boys being killed are all youths, they all have potentials. These are the tomorrow of Nigeria. If you just decided willfully after making a statement that you are going to kill somebody here today and you actually killed somebody.
That was the statement that came out from the mouth of the officer that fired the shot. Thereafter he shot in the air and two stray bullets directed at the crowd, then we need a more organized police force.
We need a police force that will put the interest of the citizens at heart We need a police force that will dutifully handle their job. We need a police force that will add to the progress of youths, not the one that will be killing them like the one that happened on Sunday. I want the men to be brought to book I want them to be brought to justice. I want them to be giving the justice that is due” he concluded.