IGP suspends police officer who killed pregnant Lagos lawyer

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BY TIMOTHY AGBOR

Uba Group

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has recommended the immediate suspension of Assistant Superintendent of Police, Drambi Vandi, the officer attached to the Ajah Divisional Headquarters of the Lagos State Police Command, responsible for the shooting and killing of Barrister Omobolanle Raheem while waiting for the detailed report on the incident.

The IGP noted that the recommendation for the suspension of the officer is in line with the internal disciplinary processes of the Force.

Baba further noted that the suspension was also expected to create an enabling environment for necessary legal procedures to uphold justice in the case without interference.

According to a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the suspension is without prejudice to the constitutional presumption of innocence in favour of the officer.

Meanwhile, the IGP has reaffirmed the commitment of the Force to the rule of law and assured the public of his administration’s commitment to ensuring that justice is not just done but seen to have been manifestly done in the matter.

He therefore appealed to the public to be calm as all hands were on deck to ensure justice prevails while measures have been put in place to prevent future occurrences.
The Point had reported that the pregnant lawyer was shot dead by the killer cop on Christmas day in Lagos State.