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My daughter was pregnant with twins – Bolanle’s Mother

Mrs Salami being consoled at her house.

The mother of the Lagos-based female lawyer, Omobolanle Raheem, who was shot dead by Drambi Vandi, a policeman attached to the Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah, Lagos State, Mrs Salami says her daughter was pregnant with twins.

The bereaved woman, who stated this during a condolence visit to the family by the state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, lamented that , “I cannot see my ‘The Law’ again. People usually call her ‘The Law’. She was taken away from me. She was pregnant with twins, she died with her glory”.

Mrs Salami could not hold back her tears, Just like that, she was taken away from me. A child that I have been training since childhood. I suffered over her. I hawked oranges; there is nothing I did not do, God please fight for me. My only child”, she said.

Recounting the tragedy that befell his family, Mr Gbenga Raheem said “on  December 25, 2022, I woke up with my wife , children, my niece and nephew that came to spend the holiday with us.

“My church in Ikoyi was having a programme. So,  we decided to go to a nearby church. After  service, my wife said  we should take everyone out since it was  Christmas. We went to Alibaba supermarket near Abraham Adesanya, where we got ice cream. Thereafter,  we went to Domino’s Pizza, near Thomas Estate. We had our pizza and ice cream. From there, we headed towards Ajah to do a u-turn to come back to Abraham Adesanya.

“As we were making the u-turn, we saw policemen stopping cars. They said we should stop. In  the process, we heard a loud sound on my wife’s side window. All of a sudden I saw blood gushing out of her”. he said.

Widower of the late  female lawyer, Mr Raheem, who is yet to come to term with  the reality of his wife’s demise, was being consoled by close friends and relatives.

Writing by Julian Osamoto; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare