POLICE ARREST OFFICER WHO KILLED LAGOS LAWYER
The Nigerian Police Force has arrested the officer who allegedly shot and killed a Lagos based lawyer, Mrs. Omobolanle Raheem on Christmas Day.
CITY LAWYER recalls that Omobolanle was shot dead at Ajah in Lagos State while returning from a Christmas church service. An unimpeachable source told CITY LAWYER that Omobolanle’s husband was driving when police operatives pulled up the car. Her children and sister also witnessed the shooting.
Responding to a tweet by another Lagos lawyer, Mr. Kelechi Uzoka, the spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Mr. Benjamin Hundeyin tweeted early this morning: “Unfortunate and avoidable incident that was. 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.”
Uzoka had queried the police command, saying: “Good evening @BenHundeyin, one of your officers attached to Ajiwe police Division Ajah, shot at point blank & murdered a lawyer colleague of mine today. This is one too many of similar incidents with @PoliceNG officer in Ajiwe. Now a family have lost a dear one on Christmas day.”
Reacting to Uzoka’s tweet, popular ENDSARS Leader Rinu Oduala said: “An officer from same police station kïlled this young man few days ago and his fellows shot at people protesting.
“Gafaru Buraimoh was shot dead by Police Officers attached to Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah in Lagos State on Wednesday , 7th of December, 2022.”
While members of NBA Lagos Branch and Eti Osa Lawyers Forum are set to storm the Ajiwe Police Station by 10 am today to protest the Christmas Day killing, many lawyers have decried the killing, urging the police high command to stem incidences of extra-judicial killing among its ranks.
Meanwhile, CITY LAWYER gathered that the family of the deceased lawyer have raised concerns on the integrity of the investigation process. One Yvonne who stated that the deceased was her “boss,” said: “Good afternoon Ma. compliments of the season.
“I am Barr. Yvonne a member of the NBA Lagos Branch, Sir I tried reaching out to you but I guess you are busy. My boss Barr Omobolanle Raheem was shot dead today, by a POLICE OFFICER on her way back from Xmas service at Ajah under bridge.
“Her family just called me now, that they need a lawyer to stand in for them before the police changes the narrative. They have taken the matter to Ajiwe Police Station. The police officer is from Ajiwe station. Her husband was the one driving, Barr. Omobolanle was seated in the front with her husband. The officer asked them to park and they needed the vehicle in front to move so they can park well, and immediately the police officer shot at a close range right into her chest. On seeing what happened , the remaining police officers on duty there absconded.
“After a while, some police men came and moved her body to the mortuary in Yaba, without obtaining any consent from her family members. Currently her family has located where they moved her body to. I am currently not in Lagos, I thought of bringing this to you for your assistance and guidance ma. Thank you.”
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