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Bolanle Raheem: Why IGP, Usman Alkali Baba Recommended Suspension Of ASP Drambi Vandi

IGP, Usman Alkali Baba Recommends Suspension Of ASP Drambi Vandi

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, 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.

Bolanle Raheem: Why IGP, Usman Alkali Baba Recommended Suspension Of ASP Drambi Vandi 1

IGP, Usman Alkali Baba Recommends Suspension Of ASP Drambi Vandi

Usman Alkali Baba 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.

According to a statement issued by the force Spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the suspension is without prejudice to the constitutional presumption of innocence in favour of the officer.

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Meanwhile, the IGP has reaffirmed the commitment of the Force to the Rule of Law and assured the public of his administration’s commitment to ensuring that justice is not just done but seen to have been manifestly done in the matter.

He, therefore, appeals to 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.

Recall that Omobolanle Raheem was killed on Christmas day in the Ajah area of the state.

Bolanle was reportedly shot dead in the company of her husband and other family members when they were returning from Christmas Day service on Sunday morning.

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Some reports indicated that the police officers attached to the Ajiwe police station in Ajah had allegedly ordered the car conveying them to stop.

The police officers allegedly shot at the car and the bullet hit the lawyer.

In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that former Kaduna Senator, Shehu Sani has called for psychological, drug, alcoholic, and psychiatric tests for policemen deployed to the checkpoints.

Sani stated this in a tweet on his handle on Wednesday.

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