The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the death of one Kolade Johnson and said it was treating the case as homicide.
The Head of Police Complaint Response Unit (CRU), Abayomi Shogunle, confirmed this in a tweet on Monday.
It read: “CRU has registered the unfortunate death of Mr Kolade Johnson as a case of Excessive Use of Force, Tracking No. #CRU275741.@PoliceNG Lagos State is treating it as a homicide, CP Lagos will brief the public on this case today. May his soul RIP. ACP @YomiShogunle#JusticeforKolade.”
The victim was alleged to have been shot by a member of a police team, while he was watching a Premier League fixture between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in Lagos on Sunday.
Johnson’s death has sparked widespread criticism, with a renewed call on the Federal Government to end the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) unit of the police.