On Friday, Assistant Superintendent of Police Drambi Vandi was arraigned in court for the death of a female lawyer, Bolanle Raheem.
Gbenga Omotosho, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information, revealed this in a tweet.
“Officer Drambi Vandi accused of shooting Mrs. Bolanle Raheem in court… this morning,” he wrote.
Vandi shot and killed Raheem on Christmas Day while the lawyer and her family were driving out to enjoy the holiday season.
Raheem was pregnant with twins at the time, as disclosed by her mother who opened up when the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, visited her.
There should be no cover-up – Sanwo-Olu
On Thursday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State visited the Inspector-General of Police, during which he called for no cover up in the investigation of the incident.
He said: “We have come here this morning first to extend season greetings to the Inspector-General of Police and also to get an update and to brief him as to the security situation of Lagos State, especially the very recent unfortunate incident of the death of a lady, Mrs. Omotola Raheem by a bullet of a Police officer and also an earlier incident that occurred weeks before then.
“We really need to get a sense of security architecture in the state and what we need to do. First is to condemn the very unfortunate incident, to express the grief of the government and the people of Lagos State, and to say how very unfortunate at this period in our time to have incidents like this. But beyond that is really how do we ensure that incidents like this are reduced to the barest minimum and what can government do that we are not currently doing that we can do to help the Nigerian Police, the Lagos State Police Command and how do we ensure that we have better collaboration because we did not have any other police force.
“For me as the governor of the state, I think it is important and it is that serious for us to come here and get a sense of how soon we can get to charge this officer to court. And we have gotten a very positive response and engagement from the Inspector General of Police himself.”