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Lawmakers condemn Bolanle Raheem’s killing

Members of the House of Representatives have condemned the Christmas Day killing of Bolanle Raheem by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Drambi Vandi in the Ajah area of Lagos State.

The House will be investigating the murder of Mrs Raheem and another young man who was allegedly killed by officers from the same police station.

Mrs Raheem was shot dead on Sunday by Mr Vandi, who was attached to Ajiwe Police Station in Ajah.

The cop and his team were said to have tried to stop Mrs Raheem and her family members as they drove back home from church.

The lawmaker representing Eti Osa Federal Constituency, Ibrahim Obanikoro, raised the matter as a matter of “urgent public importance”.

Members of the House also expressed discomfort over reports of “wanton killings” of Nigerians by men of the Nigeria Police.

Mrs Raheem was shot when the car she was in tried to make a U-turn under the Ajah Bridge. The victim was rushed to a hospital but was confirmed dead.

The incident sparked nationwide outrage with the Lagos State Police Command stating that the ASP and two other officers had been “detained”.

Writing by Fany Olumoye; Editing by Tony Okerafor