Cursory: The life of another young Nigerian has once again been cut short by a trigger-happy policeman in Lagos state.
Raheem, a member of the Lagos Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) was reportedly shot at close range by the yet-to-be-identified Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).
A lawyer identified as Yvonne narrated what transpired in a post on Twitter. The lawyer said the deceased was on her way back from church on Christmas Day when the incident happened under the Ajah bridge and near the police station.
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Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the Lagos state police command, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the officers involved have been arrested. According to him the arrested officers have been transferred to the State’s Central Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation.
“The ASP that shot and two others with him have since been taken into custody. They are to be moved to the SCID for further investigation.”
The Lagos police spokesperson also noted that the commissioner of police in the state is currently discussing with the Nigeria Bar Association on the murder of the lawyer.
Reacting to the incident a lawyer said:
Ibola said: “Today the 25th day of December 2022, a Policeman said to be from the Ajiwe Police Station opened fire and shot dead at close range an unarmed civilian, a very seasoned female Lawyer and a member of the Nigerian Bar Association Lagos Branch, Omobolanle Raheem, in the presence of her husband.
“The incident is said to have happened at Ajah under the bridge, while the deceased and her husband were both in their vehicle.
“Mr YC Maikyau, SAN, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association is presently on the matter and we sincerely commend Mr President and all his Excos for the prompt response and a good job.”
Describing Bolanle’s killing as one death too many, Ibola said the NBA cannot sit back and watch their colleagues die at the hands of bloodthirsty individuals who protect them.
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