The Lagos Police Command has named its officer who shot Bolanle Raheem, a Lagos-based lawyer.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the command spokesman, named the killer cop as Drambi Vandi.
Vandi, who has now been detained, is an assistant police superintendent, the spokesman said Monday through his twitter handle.
PREMIUM TIMES reported how Ms. Raheem, who was pregnant, was fatally shot on Christmas day by the police officer attached to the Ajiwe police division in the Ajah area of the state.
Hundeyin said the suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department.
He also promised that the investigation into the lawyer’s death will be “quick”.
The incident took place in the Ajah Under Bridge area of Lagos on Sunday.
However, the murder of Ms. Raheem was not the first committed by the police in the area.
At the beginning of the month, one Gafaru Buraimoh he was also shot dead by an as yet unidentified officer from the same division.
The latest incident has sparked widespread criticism in Nigeria.
Featured Nigerians Those who have sent their condolences to the bereaved family include Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Inspector General of Police Usman Baba; and a former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
Many Nigerians also took to social media to express their outrage over the killing and call for justice for those killed.
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In a statement signed this Monday by the spokesperson for the Force, Muyiwa Adejobi, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali, condoled with the deceased family.
He said the police officer’s action does not represent the core values of the Nigerian Police Force.
According to the statement, the police chief ordered a “swift investigation and prosecution of the officers responsible for the ugly and unprofessional act, which does not reflect the Nigerian Police Standard Operating Procedure and core values.”
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