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Family Of Bolanle Raheem Reacts To Death Sentence Of Killer Cop, Drambi Vandi

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The family of Raheem Bolanle, who was killed by former Police officer, Vandi Dramdi on 25 December has reacted to the judgement of Lagos state High Court sentencing her killer to death by hanging.

Naija News reports that Justice Ibironke Harrison of a Lagos High Court on Monday found the ex-Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Darambi Vandi, guilty on a one-count charge of murder and sentenced him to death by hanging for shooting and killing the Lagos-based lawyer,  Omobolanle Raheem at the Ajah underbridge checkpoint on December 25, 2022.

The judge pronounced: “The court finds the defendant guilty on one count of murder. You will be hanged by the neck till you are dead.”

Speaking on behalf of the Raheem family, the lawyer, Olakitan Agbaje told BBC that the family is satisfied with the judgement.

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She said although the family understand that their loved one will not come back, they are satisfied to know that the person who caused her death is behind the bar and will face the punishment for his offence.

She said, “The incident of 25 December 2022 will forever remain a tragedy to the Raheem family because it changed many people’s lives, the life of her husband, daughter and many people who love her.

“However justice has happened, within the period of 10 months, Justice Harrison delivered her judgement and the accused have been sentenced to death by hanging and we believe that this is  the step to reduce the pain on the family members.” 

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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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