President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed he will make sure that the police officers responsible for the killing of Kolade Johnson, a 36-year-old father of one, in Lagos are appropriately punished for their action.

Johnson was shot dead by an officer of the Gbagada division of the Lagos State Police Command’s Special Anti Cultism Squad (SACS) while the team was attempting to arrest another man because of his dreadlocks in the Mangoro area of Lagos State on Sunday, March 31, 2019.

In a statement signed by Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday, April 3, the president expressed regrets over the unfortunate action of the officers which led to the avoidable death.

He commiserated with the family of the deceased and promised that the suspects will be punished according to the full weight of the law.

“Government will not tolerate in any way the brutalization of Nigerians or the violation of their rights.

“Any officer of the law enforcement agencies or any other government functionary caught in this act will certainly be visited with the full weight of the law,” the president said.

Even though the presidency’s statement noted the fatal shooting was committed by officers of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), it was actually by SACS, an anti-cultism unit of the Lagos Command.

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