Policeman Shoots Dead Lagos Lawyer on Christmas Day

On Christmas Day, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) shot and killed Bolanle Raheem, a Lagos-based female lawyer, in the Ajah area of the state.

The unnamed officer of the Ajah Police Station and his team were said to have attempted to stop Raheem and her family members as they drove home from a Christmas Day church service.

According to reports, Raheem was shot when the car she was riding in attempted to make a U-turn under the Ajah Bridge.

The victim was taken to the hospital but later died.

The spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident but described it as “unfortunate and avoidable,” assuring the public that justice will prevail.

“The ASP that shot and two others with him have since been taken into custody,” Hundeyin tweeted on Monday.

He also said the policemen will be moved to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Panti for further investigation.

“The Lagos State Police Command condoles with the family, friends, and colleagues of Barrister Bolanle Raheem. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Abiodun Alabi, has been in touch with the family and the Nigerian Bar Association since yesterday and has given firm assurances that justice will definitely prevail.”



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