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Bolanle Raheem: PSC Okays Suspension Of ASP Drambi Vandi

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The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the suspension of ASP Drambi Vandi, AP/no 134901, who allegedly shot and killed a female lawyer, Bolanle Raheem, on Christmas day in Ajah area of Lagos State with immediate effect.

Recall that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba, had on Wednesday recommended the immediate suspension of Drambi Vandi.

The IGP noted that the suspension is to “create an enabling environment for necessary legal procedures to uphold justice in the case without interference.”

Naija News recalls Vandi is the officer responsible for the shooting and killing of Barrister Raheem on Sunday while she was driving through the Ajah area of Lagos State with her family.

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Confirming Vandi’s suspension in a statement on Thursday, PSC Head Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani disclosed that the Commission also directed that the final investigation into the matter is concluded to enable the Commission take further necessary action.

The Commission in a letter titled “Re-Request of Suspension from Duty: AP/ NO 134901 ASP DRAMBI Vandi ” with reference No. AP 134901/fs/FHQ/ABJ/9, to the Inspector General of Police signed by the acting Chairman Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi JSC rtd CFR, stated that the Commission has carefully examined the facts of the case, observations and recommendation with respect to allegations against the officer and granted approval for the suspension of the officer from duty with immediate effect.

The commission had earlier condemned the unprovoked killing of the lawyer and had demanded a thorough investigation into the matter. The Commission also called from proper training of Police personnel on weapon management.

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