One assistant superintendent of police is accused of shooting and killing one Barrister Bolanle Raheem in the southwest Nigerian city of Lagos, according to the Lagos State Police Command.
SP for the police command’s tok-tok pesin According to Benjamin Hundeyin, who described the incident to BBC Pidgin, the police have started an investigation. They have taken the officer and two other people with him into custody.
According to Hundeyin, they left the victim’s lifeless body at Mainland General Hospital.
What happened to Bolanle Raheem?
An attorney named Bolanle Raheem from Lagos was killed on Sunday. She reportedly died after being shot by an unnamed policeman assigned to the Lagos police command.
Some police officers from the Ajiwe police station in Ajah reportedly ordered the automobile to stop, and unpredictably, one of the cops is said to have fired a gunshot at the car, which is thought to have struck the lawyer.
On Christmas Day, while the lawyer and her husband were travelling home after a church service, a police officer opened fire on their vehicle.
The policeman and other police officers fled the scene after killing the victim. The incident happened underneath the Ajah bridge on the Lekki-Epe highway. As soon as the tragedy occurred, the victim was brought to the hospital, but upon arrival, the physicians declared her dead.
A lawyer named Yvonne wrote about what transpired in a statement on social media that reads,
I’m Barr. Yvonne is a participant in the NBA Lagos Branch. Sir, I tried to get in touch with you, but I assume you are busy. A police officer shot and killed my employer Barr Omobolanle Raheem today as she was returning from a Christmas ceremony at Ajah under the bridge, according to Ms Yvonne.
She said, “Her family just called me, saying they need a lawyer to represent them before the cops change the story. The Ajiwe Police Station has been informed of the situation. The policeman is a member of the Ajiwe station. Omobolanle was sat in the front with her husband, Barr, who was also the driver.
According to Ms Yvonee, the accused officer instructed the couple to park, and when “they wanted the vehicle in front of them to move so they could park well, the police officer shot at a close range right into her chest, instantly.”
“When they saw what happened, the other police officers who were on duty there fled,” she continued. After some time had passed, some police officers arrived and transported her body to the Yaba mortuary without asking her family for permission.
Her family has now discovered the location where they transferred her body. Right now, I’m not in Lagos. I considered bringing this to you, mother, for your help and direction.
‘Unfortunate incident’- Police says:
The Lagos police headquarters has acknowledged the death. A Nigerian NBA player was murdered by a police officer, who was afterwards detained.
According to Benjamin Hundeyin, a spokesman for the Lagos police command, who confirmed the event, the assistant superintendent of police (ASP) who opened fire at the dead officer and two other police officers is currently being held in jail.
The State Criminal Inquiry Department has been tasked with conducting an inquiry, according to the command’s spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin.
It was a regrettable and preventable incident. The ASP who was shot and two other people have already been arrested. The SCID will take them for further inquiry, according to Mr Hundeyin.
On December 7, a policeman associated with the same police station fatally shot Gafaru Buraimoh, a resident.
What was people’s reaction?
Mrs Omobolanle Raheem, a lawyer and NBA member, was slain on Christmas Day by Nigerian policemen as she returned from church in Ajah, Lagos. While her spouse was sitting next to her in the car, she was shot. #EndSARS
On her way to #ChristmasDay2022 worship in Ajah, Lagos, Bolanle Raheem, a lawyer, was reportedly shot and killed yesterday by a Nigerian policeman.
Hi Nigerians! Your friend, the police are not. Discover tranquilly through understanding this. Love, may you rest in peace.
Lawyer Omobolanle Raheem was fatally shot by Nigerian Police personnel stationed at the Ajiwe Police Station in Ajah, Lagos. One fatality is too many. Their reckless lawlessness gives these nasty and vile guys in uniform more confidence. And attorneys are constantly a target.
On Christmas Day, men from the Nigerian Police, Ajah Division, killed a lawyer named Mrs Omobolanle Raheem. She was killed when she was leaving a church in Ajah, Lagos. Alongside her spouse, Bolanle was fatally shot. In Nigeria, there is no justice; how can there be peace?
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