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Police name officer who shot lawyer in Lagos on Christmas Day 



Drambi Vandi,police officer who shot lawyer in Lagos

The Lagos Police Command has revealed its officer who shot Bolanle Raheem, a Lagos-based lawyer on Christmas Day.

According to a report by Premium Times, Lagos Command Spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, named the cop who killed Raheem as Drambi Vandi.

Vandi, has now been detained for further investigation. He was an assistant superintendent of police, the spokesperson said on Monday,December 26th via his Twitter handle.

Mrs. Raheem, who was pregnant, was fatally shot on Sunday, December 25th by the police officer attached to the Ajiwe police division in the Ajah Under Bridge area of the state.

Hundeyin said the suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department(CID). He also promised that the investigation into the death of the lawyer will be “swift.”

Killings in the area by the police has now caused nationwide concern as just earlier in this same month, one Gafaru Buraimoh was also shot dead by a yet-to-be-identified officer from the same division.

Condolences have continued to pour out to the bereaved family from all over the country. The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Inspector-General of Police(IGP), Usman Baba; and a former vice president and current aspirant for the top position in the country of the People Democratic Party(PDP),Atiku Abubakar, have all sent in their best wishes to the family.

Many Nigerians have also taken to social media to express outrage over the killing and call for justice for the deceased.

In a statement signed by the Force spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi on Monday, the IGP, Usman Alkali, condoled with the deceased family.

He said the action of the police officer does not represent and stand for the core values of the Nigerian Police Force.

According to the statement, the police chief has ordered a “speedy investigation and prosecution of the officers responsible for the ugly and unprofessional act, which doesn’t portray the Nigeria Police Standard Operating Procedure and core values.”

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