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Update: Trial of policeman allegedly killed Bolanle Raheem

The trial of a Police officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police [ASP], Drambi Vandi, who allegedly killed a Lagos-based lawyer, Bolanle Raheem, on Christmas Day, December 25, 2022, will start at the Lagos State High Court, January 16.

Vandi who is attached to the Ajiwe Police Station in Ajah, Lagos State, allegedly shot Raheem while she was returning from an outing with her family members.

A statement from the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), said the trial would be before Justice I.O. Harrison at the Tafawa Balewa Square.

Vandi appeared before a Chief Magistrate C.A. Adedayo on December 30, 2022, a day after the Police Service Commission (PSC) approved his suspension. The Magistrate ordered that he be remanded at the Ikoyi custodial facility pending advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions.

He will be tried under Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Meanwhile, the remains of the late Lawyer will be laid to rest on Tuesday, January 17 in Lagos while a service of songs will be held in her honor on Monday, January 16. Until her passing, late Bolanle was a dedicated Sunday School teacher.

Writing by Fany Olumoye, Editing by Tersoo Nicholas