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We Can’t Sit Back And Watch Our Citizens Killed – Sanwo-Olu Reacts To Ajah Shooting




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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has condemned the alleged shooting and killing of Mrs. Bolanle Raheem, a lawyer which took place on Sunday under the Ajah bridge 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 by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, Sanwo-Olu expressed shock and sadness over the mindless shooting of “a harmless citizen” by a police officer whose primary job function was to protect the same citizen.

The governor sympathized with the family, friends and associates of the late Bolanle Raheem, pledging the State Government’s full support and cooperation with the police authorities in their investigation to unravel the remote and immediate cause of the shooting.


He said: “I have studied preliminary reports on the matter and have instructed the appropriate Government officers to immediately get on it. We must ensure a speedy justice for the late Bolanle. Our Government cannot sit back and watch our citizens killed by the same law enforcers that should ordinarily protect them.

“I’m aware that the Lagos State police command have arrested, disarmed and detained the police officers involved in the shooting incident. I can assure you that the accused persons will have their day in Court and nothing will be spared under the Laws of Lagos State until justice is served adequately. We will ensure that it is done speedily because justice delayed is justice denied.”

Sanwo-Olu also appealed to residents to remain calm and not take the law into their hands on the matter, assuring Lagosians that the Government will live up to her responsibilities and get justice for the late Bolanle Raheem.


He prayed for the repose of the late Bolanle Raheem’s soul, asking God to grant her immediate family and friends the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and Editor at Naija News.