IGP recommends suspension of officer over Lagos lawyer’s murder

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has recommended the immediate suspension of Drambi Vandi, the ASP accused of shooting and killing Lagos lawyer Mrs Bolanle Raheem on Christmas Day.

The IGP stated that the suspension would be in effect until a detailed report on the incident was received.

The police chief added that the recommendation was consistent with the Force’s internal disciplinary procedures.

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), reads: “The IGP further noted that the suspension is also expected to create an enabling environment for necessary legal procedures to uphold justice in the case without interference.

“The suspension is without prejudice to the constitutional presumption of innocence in favour of the officer.

“Meanwhile, the IGP has reaffirmed the commitment of the Force to the rule of law and assured the public of his administration’s commitment to ensuring that justice is not just done but seen to have been manifestly done in the matter.

“He, therefore, appeals to the public to be calm as all hands are on deck to ensure justice prevails while measures have been put in place to prevent future occurrences.”


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