The suspected police officer, ASP Drambi Vandi, who is accused of shooting a lawyer named Mrs. Bolanle Raheem, has been charged with one count by the attorney general for the state of Lagos, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN).
In accordance with Section 264 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Lagos, 2015, the Attorney General asked the court to detain the defendant in custody when he appeared before the Chief Magistrate’s Court in Yaba.
When the case was called, the AG told Chief Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun that he had requested a remand in order to give the police time to wrap up their inquiry into the incident.
The magistrate granted the plea to send the defendant to the Ikoyi Correctional Facility but also mandated that a duplicate case file be made and forwarded to Dr. Babajide Martins, the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), for legal counsel. She then postponed the matter until January 30, 2023, so that she may seek legal counsel.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Cordelia Obeya, a 95-year-old grandmother and seasoned educator, has decried Mrs. Raheem’s tragic death and requested prayers for her family.
Speaking in Lagos, Mrs. Obeya, whose grandson was slain by the police in a similar incident, claimed that the issue of extrajudicial killings and other security issues in the nation could only be resolved with the correct kind of leadership.
A scientific approach to education, according to Mrs. Obeya, “is vital to the solution of every human societal problem of security, peace, and unity.”
Additionally, the families of Raheem and Gafaru Buraimoh, who were recently killed by the police in separate incidences, received condolence visits from the Executive Council of the Lekki Estate Residents and Stakeholders Association (LERSA) yesterday.
Olorogun James Emadoye, the association’s president, served as the delegation’s leader. The association conveyed its condolences to both families during their difficult time and expressed the shock and sadness of its whole membership at their deaths.
Emadoye swore that LERSA will make sure that its members wouldn’t be killed arbitrarily ever again. Additionally, he said that the association would work to see that “justice is done” and that the families would have the strength to endure their losses