IGP orders immediate probe, prosecution of officers who killed Lagos lawyer, Bolanle

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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has condemned the shooting and killing of a legal practitioner, Bolanle Raheem by a police officer in the Ajah area of Lagos State on Christmas day.

A statement issued on Monday by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said the deceased was allegedly shot and killed by an officer attached to Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah, Lagos State.

While describing the incident as unfortunate, the IGP ordered speedy investigation and prosecution of the officers responsible for the ugly and unprofessional act.

The police boss condemned the act which he said did not portray the Nigeria Police Standard Operating Procedure and core values.

He also commiserated with the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased and prayed for the repose of her soul.

He further pledged to ensure that justice would prevail in the case and warned officers and men of the Force to be professional and people-oriented in the discharge of their duties.

The IGP also urged police officers to always operate within the ambit of the law, adding that the Force leadership would not condone any inappropriate or unprofessional acts.