Gov Sanwo-Olu condemns murder of Lagos lawyer, Bolanle, says deceased must get justice

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has condemned the killing of a lawyer, Bolanle Raheem, in the Ajah area of Lagos State.

The Nigerian News reports that an Assistant Superintendent of Police had opened fire on the unarmed lawyer while she was returning home with her family on Christmas day.

The officer attached to the Ajah Police Station and his team were reportedly making efforts to stop Bolanle and her family members as they drove back home from a Christmas day church service.

The victim was said to have been shot when her car tried to make a U-turn under the Ajah Bridge and she was rushed to a hospital where she was later confirmed dead.

This has sparked series of reactions across the country as many Nigerians tackle the police for alleged incessant extrajudicial killings.

Reacting to the incident, Governor Sanwo-Olu in a tweet on his official Twitter handle, revealed that the suspect had already been arrested and detained, vowing that the victim will get justice.

The governor tweeted “With utter shock and sadness, I received the news of the unfortunate and avoidable death of Barrister Bolanle Raheem at the hands of a police officer at Ajiwe. My condolences to her family, friends, and associates. I can assure you that justice will be served.”

“The Lagos State police command has arrested, disarmed, and detained the officer(s) involved in the incident. Nothing will be spared under the Laws of Lagos State until justice is served speedily and adequately.”