Inspector general of police Baba recommends suspension of officer who killed Bolanle Raheem


Inspector-General of police (IGP), Usman Baba has recommended the suspension of Drambi Vandi, the officer arrested over the killing of Bolanle Raheem.

Raheem, a lawyer, was shot dead in an incident involving the police officer, on Christmas day.

According to a statement released by Force Public Relations officer Muyiwa Adejobi said the suspension of the is in tandem with the internal disciplinary measures of the NPF.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, NEAPS, fdc, CFR, 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 statement reads.

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

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

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

Usman Baba further urged 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”.

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