Bolanle’s murder: Lagos AG files murder charge against ASP Vandi

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The Lagos State Attorney-General, Moyosore Onigbanjo, has filed a one-count charge against ASP Drambi Vandi for the murder of a lawyer, Bolanle Raheem.

Vandi appeared on Friday before the Chief Magistrate Court, Yaba, a day after the Police Service Commission approved his suspension over Bolanle’s murder.

The charge read, “That you ASP Drambi Vandi on the 25th day of December 2022, at Ajah Road, along the Lekki Expressway, Lagos, unlawfully killed one Omobolanle Raheem by shooting the deceased in the chest contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.”

With the charge, the Attorney General, who appeared before the Chief Magistrate Court, Yaba, applied for the remand of the defendant pursuant to Section 264 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Lagos, 2015.

Onigbanjo explained to the Chief Magistrate, Adeola Olatunbosun, that the basis for the remand is to allow the police to conclude its investigations into the matter.

Thereafter, the magistrate granted the request to remand the defendant at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre and ordered that the case file should be duplicated and sent to the Director of Public Prosecution, Jide Martins, for legal advice.

She later adjourned the case till January 30, 2023 to await legal advice.

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