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Buhari orders prosecution of Bolanle Raheem’s murderer

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned and described as heinous and senseless the killing of a member of the Nigerian Bar Association NBA, Omobolanle Raheem, by a policeman on Christmas Day.

In a statement, the President says he is deeply shocked saddened to learn of the brutal killing.

Signed by the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the statement says the President has directed police authorities to take the strongest possible action against the culprits already held in detention.

NHRC insists on justice for Bolanle Raheem

President Buhari says this incident is a stark reminder of the recurring menace of the mishandling of weapons and a wakeup call to law enforcement agencies, including the Police to ensure the full implementation of reforms instituted by the administration on the subject of weapons handling, as well as the protection of the rights of citizens.

“In this hour of grief, the nation stands in solidarity with the bereaved family and the NBA. I assure that justice will be done in this case,” the President said.

Writing by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Julian Osamoto