Omobolanle Raheem: IGP Recommends Suspension Of ASP Vandi

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has recommended the immediate suspension of Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Drambi Vandi, who is responsible for the shooting and killing of Barrister Omobolanle Raheem.

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This was disclosed in a statement on Wednesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who said that the recommendation for the suspension of the officer is in line with the internal disciplinary processes of the Force.

TheFact Daily learns that the suspension is also expected to create an enabling environment for necessary legal procedures to uphold justice in the case without interference.

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“The suspension is without prejudice to the constitutional presumption of innocence in favour of the officer”, the statement read.

IGP Baba, while reaffirming the commitment of the Force to the Rule of Law, has 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 called on the public to be calm as all hands are on deck to ensure justice prevails while measures have been put in place to prevent future occurrences.

Barrister Omobolanle Raheem was shot and killed in the Ajah area of Lagos on Sunday, 25th December, 2022, by the trigger-happy ASP, who is attached to the Ajah Divisional Headquarters of the Lagos State Police Command.

ASP Vandi and his team were said to have tried to stop Raheem and her family members as they drove back home from a Christmas Day church service.

Raheem, it was gathered, was shot when the car she was in tried to make a U-turn under the Ajah Bridge. She was rushed to a hospital where she was confirmed dead.

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