BREAKING: Nigerian Police Free Officers Arrested In Connection With Murder Of Lagos Female Lawyer, Raheem

Two police officers arrested in connection with the murder of a Lagos lawyer, Omobolanle Raheem, have been released.

The officers were present when Dambri Vandi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), shot seven months pregnant Raheem in front of her family on Christmas Day.

The police command in Lagos revealed that the security operatives were released because they were not involved in the actual killing of Ms Raheem.

The spokesman for the police in Lagos, Benjamin Hundeyin, who disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday while giving an update on the killing, noted that they were taken into protective custody immediately after the incident and were later transferred to the state criminal investigation department.

Hundeyin said the officers from Ajiwe police station in Ajah, were only detained for interrogation and testimonies.

“The two policemen arrested with ASP who killed the lawyer will be released today (Tuesday) after giving their testimonies to the command,” he said.

“They were arrested because they saw what happened. They were not the ones who allegedly killed the woman.

“They have given their stories on what happened and the CP has ordered that they should be released while investigations continue.”

Hundeyin said the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, had earlier changed the DPO of Ajiwe police station after the killing of one Gafaru Buraimoh on December 7.

“The condemnable incident is against the standard operating procedure (SOP) and rules of engagement of the Force, and to say the least is embarrassing,” he said.

“Beyond this incident, the Nigeria Police Force will carry out a reappraisal of its rules of engagement, to put an end to such avoidable ugly incidents.”

 

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