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Bolanle Raheem: Policemen Should Undergo Psychiatric, Drug Tests – Shehu Sani




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Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani has opined that policemen posted to checkpoints should be subjected to psychological, drug, alcoholic, and psychiatric tests.

In a series of tweets via his Twitter page on Wednesday, Sani said the tests are a means of averting extra-judicial killings.

The former Kaduna governorship aspirant said this while reacting to angry reactions that trailed the unfortunate killing of a Lagos lawyer, Bolanle Raheem on Christmas day by a police officer.

The late lawyer and her family were returning home after visiting an eatery and had tried to make a U-turn under the Ajah Bridge when the unfortunate incident happened.


Senator Sani also linked the incessant killing of innocent citizens by trigger-happy police officers to domestic issues,  stressing that the officer’s mental health may be triggered by issues with their spouses.

He wrote: “When a policeman has a bitter quarrel with his wife over money or bills and you send him to the checkpoint with arms, no one is safe; neither the poor in a Bus nor the Rich in a Mercedes.

“Policemen deployed to the Checkpoints need to undergo psychological, drug, alcoholic and psychiatric tests. So many people have lost their lives in the hands of armed policemen with any of the above disorders.


Investigation On Bolanle Raheem’s Death Concluded, Police Uphold Findings

The Lagos State Police Command has disclosed that they have concluded investigations over the unfortunate death of legal practitioner, Bolanle Raheem.

The State’s Police Spokesperson, SP Ben Hundeyin, made this known to the whistle, where he revealed that upheld recommendations will be sent to the police Service Commission for a final verdict.

The police spokesperson also hinted that the trigger-happy officer Assistant Superintendent of Police, Drambi Vandi who shot and killed the late Raheem is likely to be sacked.


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.

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