There was anger and anguish at Olu Aboderin Street, Onipetesi area of Lagos State after operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) gunned down a young man identified as Kolade Johnson.
A Twitter user, who posted a video about the incident which happened on Sunday, said Kolade had gone to watch football when he was hit by a stray bullet.
“They came to arrest a guy that had dreadlocks and then shot sporadically after arresting the guy with dreads,” he tweeted.
“The guy was just taken to the general hospital Ikeja, news just came back that he is dead.”
After the news of the victim’s death broke, angry youth took to the streets in protest as they blocked the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.
“We’ve been here for an hour now, we cannot move because the road is blocked and we can still hear gunshots,” one of the motorists said about the situation.
“We heard there is a clash between cult boys and SARS in the area.”
SARS has been accused of indiscriminate killings on different occasions.
See Video Below (Warning: Graphic Video)
Kolade Johnson killed by F-SARS stray bullet while watching Liverpool VS Tottenham match.
According to reports, the sad incident happened 31st March,Sunday afternoon at Olu Aboderin Street,Onipetesi,Lagos State.@nassnigeria @SPNigeria @bukolasaraki @HouseNGR pic.twitter.com/kLKhqq3ms3
— Ifeyinwa Nwobi (@Ifeyinwanwobi2) March 31, 2019