“He had saved up some money while working in South Africa and he returned to Nigeria to start his own music label. He was just getting back on his feet. I can’t believe he is gone,” Lukman told CNN.
Johnson’s killing provoked widespread anger among Nigerians, who said the police unit had gone rogue and should be disbanded immediately.
High-profile Nigerians including Nollywood actors, politicians and celebrities took to social media, calling for justice.
Police in Lagos said the officers who fled the scene after the shooting were identified with the help of eyewitnesses.
“Members of the team suspected to be involved in the shooting have since been arrested and are currently in police custody undergoing interrogation,” Lagos police spokesman Bala Elkana.
Nigeria’s Presidency sent its condolences to the family in a post on Twitter and said the Nigerian police have assured the government that the members of the unit involved in the shooting were under arrest and were facing disciplinary measures.
Lagos State Commissioner Zubairu Muazu also paid a condolence visit to the family Tuesday and assured them their would be justice.
Nigeria’s police force also shared photos of two police officers wanted in connection to the shooting.