This Is Unacceptable – Tinubu Mourns Pregnant Lawyer Killed By Trigger-happy Policeman In Lagos
The presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, (APC) Bola Tinubu has condemned the shooting and killing of Mrs. Bolanle Raheem, a lawyer, which took place on Sunday under the Ajah bridge in Lagos by a police officer attached to Ajiwe police station.
Naija News had earlier reported that Bolanle was killed by a senior police officer, whose identity has yet to be revealed by the authorities, while the victim and her family were on their way out for Christmas Day celebration.
Reacting in a statement to her death, the former Lagos governor via his verified Twitter handle condemned the senseless shooting of “a harmless citizen” by a police officer on Christmas day.
The APC flag bearer also sympathized with the family, friends and associates of the late Bolanle Raheem, urging the Inspector general of Police to ensure speedy justice.
The statement reads: “I share the grief and frustration of Nigerians over the senseless killing of Mrs. Ombolanle Raheem by a police officer on Christmas Day in Lagos.
“The avoidable tragedy, which cost a family a beloved member and our country a diligent legal professional, underscores, yet again, the crucial importance and urgency of reforming the Nigeria Police Force.
“The important institution must live up to its constitutional mandate of protecting the people and keeping the peace. Encounters with law enforcement agents should not result in death, injury, or undue harassment for law-abiding citizens. That is unacceptable.
“While I send my sincere condolences to Omobolanle’s family, I urge the Inspector General of Police and other responsible authorities to ensure speedy justice in the matter and demonstrate even greater dedication to the nationwide implementation of measures designed to uphold professionalism within the force.”