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Bolanle Raheem: Sanwo-Olu Visits IGP, Makes Strong Demand

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has paid a visit to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba Alkali, at the Police headquarters in Abuja, where he demanded investigation and prosecution of the culprit (s) involved in the murder of legal practitioner, late Bolanle Raheem who was killed on Christmas day by a police officer in Lagos.

Naija News recalls that a trigger-happy policeman identified as (ASP) Drambi Vandi shot Omobolanle on Christmas day while she was driving through Ajah with her family.

In a statement on his social media handles on Thursday, Sanwo-Olu noted that the outcome of the case was very important to the Government of Lagos State, adding that there is a need to ensure that such incident is eradicated.

I paid a visit to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali at the Police headquarters in Abuja, where I stressed that there will be no cover-up in the investigation and prosecution of the culprit(s) involved in the murder of late Mrs. Bolanle Raheem, who was killed on Christmas Day by a police officer,” Sanwo-Olu said.

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“The outcome of investigations of this case is very important to us as a Government, and the people of Lagos State. We need to get a sense of how soon the erring officer will be charged to court.

“Everyone deserves to know the process that will lead to justice for the victim and her loved ones.

“There is urgent need for us to ensure that incidents like this are reduced to the barest minimum, and most importantly eradicated. And what Government can do, that we are not currently doing which can help the Nigerian Police with their orientation, and a total overhaul of standards and procedures.

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“While we give the family the privacy they deserve during this difficult and painful period, we will monitor the situation with the leadership of the Police force, deliver justice to late Bolanle’s family.”

Chukwuani Victoria is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist who's passionate about storytelling with years of experience in the industry. She holds a BSC in Biology and also obtained a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba, Lagos. She likes to read, research, hang out with her friends and play scrabbles.

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