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“This Is Crime Against Humanity” – FG Reacts To Murder Of Lagos Lawyer, Bolanle Raheem




"This Is Crime Against Humanity" - FG Reacts To Murder Of Lagos Lawyer, Bolanle Raheem

The Federal Government has described the murder of a pregnant Lagos-based lawyer, Bolanle Raheem, as a crime against humanity.

Naija News had reported that Raheem was killed by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Drambi Vandi who shot at a vehicle conveying the female lawyer and her family on Christmas Day.

She was said to be returning from church in the company of her husband when she was shot and killed by the officer attached to Ajiwe Police Station.

In a statement on Tuesday, Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, said the sad incident is unfortunate and should not have happened if the errant police officer was professional.


The minister stated that a stricter penalty should be given to the police officer who murdered the pregnant lawyer, stating that a crime against one woman is a crime against all.

She also commiserated with the family of the deceased, adding that it is a great loss to the legal profession and Nigerian women.

The statement reads: “It is still unbelievable that a police officer who is supposed to be protecting lives has turned out to be a murderer.


“How do we explain how an ASP attached to Ajiwe police station, Ajah, Lagos state pull a trigger at a vehicle with women and children resulting in the death of a female lawyer, Mrs. Omobolanle Raheem, on Christmas day?

“As the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, we are still in shock and strongly condemn this dastardly act. We view it as a crime against humanity in all its ramifications. Nigerian women demand justice as a crime against one woman is a crime against all.

“Though, we are glad that the IGP has condemned this unfortunate incident. However, we demand stiffer penalties as deterrent measures to forestall any such occurrence in the future.


“While we are monitoring with keen interest the next line of action, we sympathize with the family of our sister at this time. This is indeed a great loss not only to her family and the legal profession but Nigerian women. May her soul rest in peace.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.