Dismissed Police Officer Olalekan Ogunyemi Gets Life Sentence For Murder

By The Nigerian Voice
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A dismissed police officer Olalekan Ogunyemi will spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering a football fan Kolade Johnson.

Justice Adenike Coker of the A Lagos High Court, Ikeja, judge Adenike Coker handed down the jail term on Thursday while delivery judgement on the case.

Justice Coker also sentenced Ogunyemi to life imprisonment for manslaughter. Olalekan was initially charged with murder but the court found him guilty of manslaughter.

The prosecutor called seven witnesses, while the defence called two witnesses At trial, a pathologist, Dr Oluwaseun Williams, testified that Johnson, 35, suffered six gunshot injuries.

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 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.