Disgust and angst have trailed the death of Kolade Johnson, a Lagos resident, who was killed when men of the anti-cultism unit of the state police command raided Onipetesi in the Mangoro area of Lagos on Sunday. 

Nigerians flooded various social media platforms to express their anger and also call for the disbandment of the anti-robbery squad using different hashtags like #EndSARSNow, #JusticeForKolade, #EndPoliceBrutality.

This is even as Bala Elkana, spokesman of the Lagos police command, in a statement on Monday, said that the policemen involved in the death of Johnson have been arrested.

Celebrities were not left out as they took to social media to express their displeasure and pay their last respect to the deceased.

Bankole W wrote an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on Johnson’s death.

“Something has to be done, we can’t go on like this, #EndPoliceBrutality”, Sean Tizzle said.

“SARS needs to END now!!!! periodddddd #EndSARS” another celebrity said.

Here is how celebrities reacted:

 

 

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This post is for our leaders: @muhammadubuhari @profosinbajo @akinwunmiambode, @jidesanwoolu, @aleeygiwa… 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 #ENDSARS 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. #JusticeForKolade PS: Anyone who has the contact details Kolade's wife and/or Mom, please DM @theofficialeme_ and myself. We must take care of ourselves with or without our Government. PPS: please repost

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We now live in fear. Repost from @bankywellington – This post is for our leaders: @muhammadubuhari @profosinbajo @akinwunmiambode & @jidesanwoolu… 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 #ENDSARS 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. #JusticeForKolade PS: Anyone who has the contact details Kolade's wife and/or Mom, please DM @theofficialeme_ and myself. We must take care of ourselves with or without our Government. PPS: please repost

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