Nigerian rapper and activist Folarin Falana, also known as Falz, has warned the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the Nigerian police force that failure to punish the policeman responsible for the murder of a Lagos lawyer, Omobolanle Raheem, could generate chaos.
PUNCH reported that Omobolanle was with some members of his family on Christmas Day and had tried to make a U-turn under the Ajah Bridge when the policeman, Deputy Superintendent of Police Drambi Vandi, fired at his vehicle. The IGP ordered on Wednesday the suspension of the ASP in question.
Falz, reacting to the development on Wednesday night after the suspension of the ASP, tweeted that it would be better if justice revealed the case.
Falz, who is also a lawyer, referenced the 2020 #EndSARS protest and how young Nigerians were treated for protesting police brutality at the time, noting that nothing had changed.
Tagging the Lagos Governor and the police in both his tweets and an Instagram post, Falz said: “#jidesanwoolu #PoliceNG. When we refused to come off the streets in October 2020, we were called out by recalcitrant #EndSARS youth who just wanted to cause trouble.
“Two years after a panel made recommendations regarding those cases, they still have not been implemented.
“Another man in a police uniform took the life of pregnant Bolanle Raheem on Christmas Day.
“If this person is not punished and all the details POSTED for all to see, I am afraid many will interpret this as an invitation to chaos. Humble advice.
However, Lagos State Governor Sanwo-Olu vowed that justice would be done quickly and condemned the act.
The governor took to his Instagram page to express his shock at the incident and also expressed solidarity with the family and friends of those killed, describing the incident as a “senseless shooting by a citizen.”