Kolade Johnson Killer, Police Inspector Olalekan Ogunyemi Dismissed, Remanded In Prison For Murder
An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Friday ordered the remand of Olalekan Ogunyemi, ex-police inspector charged with murdering 36-year-old Kolade Johnson.
The magistrate, Mrs A.O. Salawu, ordered that Ogunyemi, be remanded at Ikoyi Prisons, pending advice from State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Kehinde Olatunde, had told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 31, at 5.10p.m., at Onipetesi Estate, Idi-Mangoro, Lagos.
Ogunyemi, 45, who resides at No. 17, Alhaji Ede St., Igando, was docked on a count charge of murder. He said that Ogunyemi used his Ak47 rifle to gun down Kolade Johnson. The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Section 223 stipulates a death sentence if convicted. Olatunde, informed the court that he had an application for a remand order to keep the defendant for the next 30 days. The plea of the defendant was not taken by the court.
Counsel to the defendant, Sola Adeyemi, had urged the court to instead remand the defendant for the next 14 days as against the application of the prosecutor.
Magistrate Salawu granted the application of the prosecutor and ordered 30 days remand and adjourned the case until May 6.