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Police Killed My Daughter With Her Unborn Twins, Slain Lawyer’s Mother Speaks




The mother of a female lawyer, Omobolanle Raheem, who was killed by a police officer in Lagos, has said her daughter was pregnant with twins.

The deceased’s mother said this on Tuesday while speaking with the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, during a condolence visit to Raheem’s family.

Naija News recalls that a trigger-happy policeman identified as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Drambi Vandi shot at Omobolanle on Christmas day while driving through Ajah with her family members.

Omobolanle and her family were returning home after visiting an eatery on Christmas Day and had tried to make a U-turn under the Ajah Bridge when the unfortunate incident happened.

Following the development, President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, have all reacted to the sad incident.

Speaking during Alabi’s condolence visit on Tuesday, the deceased’s mother said her daughter was pregnant with twins, stating that she died with her glory.

She added that Bolanle left a five-year-old daughter and her husband behind, adding that she hawked oranges to ensure that her daughter studied Law at the University.

She said: “I cannot see my ‘The Law’ again. People usually call her ‘The Law’. She was taken away from me. She was pregnant with twins.

“She died with her glory. She left a five-year-old daughter behind. And they took her away.

“On Monday, my granddaughter came to me and said ‘Grandma Iju Ishaga, I saw you yesterday when you were crying; you were shouting; is it because of my mummy?’ And I said ‘yes’.

“Then she came again and told me, ‘Pastor Jerry said what God cannot do does not exist; so, grandma, stop crying’. And she kissed me on the cheek.

“Just like that, she was taken away from me. Oluwagbenga (referring to the deceased’s husband), you won’t see your love.

“It is not easy. A child that I have been training since childhood. I suffered over her. I hawked oranges; there is nothing I did not do.”

Naija News learned that the deceased worshipped with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Olive Tree Parish, Banana Island, Ikoyi. Lagos, where she functioned as a Sunday school teacher.

While the culprit, ASP Vandi who was attached to the Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah, Lagos had spent 33 years in the police force.

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.