Kolade was allegedly shot dead by a member of a police team, while he was watching a Premier League fixture between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in Lagos on Sunday.
Speaking on the development, the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, in a statement said suspects have been arrested and investigation begun into the matter.
Johnson’s death has since sparked widespread criticism from Nigerians and celebrities with a renewed call on the Federal Government to end the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) unit of the police.
Here are reactions gathered by DAILY POST:
@Davido “Rip Kolade Johnson, All this nonsense must stop ! F*cked up my week up ! End SARS ASAP!! Rest In Peace Angel, God is alive !
@Simi “An innocent person dying because of the recklessness of an organization that only exists because of lack of value. They do not care at all! I’m actually fed up, I’m tired.
“Buhari please let someone pay for this. They can’t keep doing this to your people and getting away with it.”
@Banky W “This post is for our leaders: Buhari,Osinbajo, Akinwunmi Ambode, Sanwo-Olu… Dear Sirs, Kolade Johnson, an innocent, young citizen of Nigeria is dead. He was the only son of a widow, a husband and father.
“ His only crime was being in the right place at the wrong time watching a football match when SARS operatives who allegedly came to arrest someone, started shooting sporadically.
“Kolade is not the first innocent victim of reckless behaviour by SARS operatives, and he will almost certainly not be the last. It is sickening, frustrating, and unfair.
“We are tired of hearing about victims of police brutality, but never hearing about the criminal, reckless police officers being brought to justice.
“ We are tired of screaming and tweeting End SARS while our innocent young people are being extorted, bullied, maimed and killed by the very same officers who are meant to protect them.
“And we are tired of our leaders remaining silent, incident after incident.
We’re going to track down Kolade’s family, pray with them and raise money to assist them through this terrible tragedy.
“We hope that our leaders will use this opportunity to actually show that they care about our lives and wellbeing, by tracking down the reckless officers responsible for this murder and bringing them to justice for their vicious crime.
“We will not let this go. Kolade was innocent and did not deserve to die. Kolade could have been anyone of us. Please show us that you care about us. Please.”
@Falz “So called police killing young people, abruptly ending our dreams and ambitions. How many more lives are we going to lose?
“What’s the difference between these SARS guys and armed robbers / assasins ?
This administration is the most insensitive ever in our history. So we voted another 4 years of this bullshit?
@Burna Boy “This May be too much for some of you pto understand but until we are really ready to fight SARS and the powers that be I’m not talking about any aimless protest or marching. I mean really fight, nobody should include me in any hashtags. Until then let’s continue to pray that our turn to die at the hands of SARS never comes.”
@ Timi Dakolo “Another day another senseless killing yet no one is held accountable Another innocent Nigerian gunned down, a promising life snatched for no reason.
“To them it is fine as long as e no reach their house.senseless killings,End SARS.
“With all due respect Nigeria police, Show us a picture of them and let people that were there identify them as the officers that committed the crime.”
Source: Daily Post
THROWBACK TO SOME LEGENDARY CHILDHOOD GAMES… IF YOU DIDN’T DO ANY, YOUR CHILDHOOD WAS BORING
Children want to grow up fast and do what adults do but ironically, adults want to be children again. With the struggles that comes with being a grown up, every once in a while, people find an escape, merely by reflecting on childhood memories. Anyone who grew up in Nigeria, probably had the best childhood in the world. Here are 6 childhood games that would have definitely made you love your childhood the more….
Fire on the mountain:
Kids are arranged into two circles, one with one more member than the other. When a signal is given, they begin to run in opposite directions singing “fire on the mountain, run, run, run” until a whistle signalling – “fire is up!” is blown. Then each player tries to get a partner from the other circle.
After the scramble, the player without a partner is penalised to do certain stunts or made to squat in the centre of the circle. The removal process continues until one pair is left and the pair are crowned the winners. The name for this game varies across Nigerian cultures.
Girls especially loved this one. It involves two partners facing each other, while the theme song is sang by both as the game goes on. With hands held half way up, they begin the game which involves interchanging of hands front and back and slamming of hands by both partners. In this game, a lot of clapping happens in this game.
Who Is In The Garden:
Here, the children make a big circle, starting with singing “form a big circle”. After that, the anchor then stays in the middle and runs in the circle singing, “ Who is in the garden a little fine boy/ girl (depending on the sex of the child) can I come and see him/ her, then everybody then responds “No” “No” “No”, then the anchor someone else and says “follow me”. This cycle is repeated until the last person remains, then others go in hiding while the last person goes searching for them.
Police and thief:
This was like Nigerian kids replicating action blockbursters. In this game, there are the good guys (police) and the bad guys (thieves) but the stolen object is imagined. The kids then divide themselves into two groups, then the police group will try to find and catch those people playing thieves.
In playing this game, girls stand facing each other and clap their hands as they move their legs to a rhythm. The goal of each girl during this game is to ensure that she does not raise the same leg directly facing the other girl – which means it is no problem for a girl to raise a left leg when the other girl raises a right leg. The moment a girl raises the wrong leg, the other girl scores a point.
This is the Nigerian version of hide and seek. Every other person goes into hiding and the person seeking will start by singing the song, ‘boju boju o…’ and after singing, he starts to chase and anyone he/she catches will be the next to seek. Every seeker starts his/her chase by sing the song.
Which was your favourite???
BABA SUWE FINALLY DISCHARGED FROM LUTH, SEE WHERE HE’S HEADED NEXT
It appears things are looking good for veteran actor, Babatunde Omidina aka Baba Suwe. According to reports, the celebrated actor has been discharged from the Lagos state Teaching Hospital.
Further reports given by fellow actor Yomi Fabiyi, reveals that the veteran movie star is to be flown abroad for further medical treatment. Fabiyi revealed that through the help of well wishers, the actor has gotten better.
Fabiyi wrote on Instagram: “Veteran Actor and Comedian Babatunde Omidina a.k.a Baba Suwe has been discharged from LUTH after intense medical treatment. I can confirm to you that efforts to quickly stabilize and/or completely treat him to full wellness by medical experts at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) at the instance of Minister of Health are yielding positive results as Baba Suwe can now walk without the stick, less pain and he is getting better.”
If further theraphy are administered and medications adhered to, he will come out completely of the major ailments. He will however proceed abroad very soon to further his treatment.
Baba Suwe personally with tears of joy rolling down from his eyes ask I thank Nigerians, his fans and the media community. While expressing his deepest gratitude, he stated seriously but with humor that “Nigerians have large hearts inspite of the economic situation in the country and can revive a dead man with their kindness and good hearts if the person is not buried”.
He personally signed appreciation letters which are on their way to: i) Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria, ii) Rev. Mrs Abimbola Esther Ajayi, iii) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, iv.) Rt. Hon. Mudasiru Obasa (Speaker of Lagos State), v.) Alh. Abdulahi Rasaq (Corporate Pictures), vi.) Prof. Adewole, Minister of Health, vii.) TAMPAN Movie Members in Nigeria and United States, viii.) Staff & Management of LUTH, ix.) His Club Members, ACC. x.) Mayor Gbenga Adewusi, xi.) Mr Kola Olootu, xii). Hon. Mrs Abike Dabiri, xiii.) His Royal Majesty, Oba of Igbogbo, Ikorodu. Please any ommission unintentional.
While thanking you all for your esteem show of love, please be assured of Baba Suwe’s esteem regards and appreciation to all Nigerians who showed concerned. In a matter of weeks, the veteran actor will be back on movie sets to continue to do what he knows best.
For: Baba Suwe
16 March, 2019″
Recall a while ago, Baba Suwe was reported to be terribly sick and on the verge of dying. It was revealed that the seasoned Yoruba actor is battling an unknown disease which is capable of claiming his life..
We’re glad to hear to hear he’s getting better
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