Bolanle Raheem: IGP suspends killer cop, ASP Vandi

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ASP Drambi Vandi, the officer who shot and killed a pregnant lawyer, Bolanle Raheem, in Lagos, has been suspended from the Nigeria Police Force.

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, ordered ASP Vandi’s immediate suspension on Wednesday, according to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi.

Adejobi said the recommendation for the suspension of the officer is in line with the internal disciplinary processes of the Force.

He noted that the development would create an enabling environment for necessary legal procedures to uphold justice in the case without interference.

“The suspension is without prejudice to the constitutional presumption of innocence in favour of the officer,” the police spokesman added.

The suspended ASP Vandi shot Bolanle, after stopping her vehicle on Sunday. The deceased and her family were heading home after Christmas Day shopping.