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Reactions as Lagos police killed, Barrister Bolanle Raheem in presence of her children



An officer attached to Ajiwe Police Division, Ajah, Lagos state has shot dead a lawyer, Barrister Bolanle Raheem, who was returning from a Christmas church service on Sunday (December 25, 2022).

The Lagos State Command has expressed heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Barrister Bolanle Raheem, who was shot dead by its officer in Ajah on Sunday, December 25, 2022.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, on Monday.

He said that the State Commissioner of Police, CP Alabi Abiodun, has instructed that the officer be detained.

“On the instruction of the Commissioner of Police, the errant officer has since been taken into custody alongside his team members.

Calling the attention of the Lagos public relations officer to the development, a colleague of the deceased, @KcUzoka, tweeted; “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.”

Another colleague who narrated what transpired said; “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.

But Nigerians on twitter are also reacting.

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