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NBA condemns killing of female lawyer, demands justice

Police IG speaks on shot Lagos female lawyer.


By Solomon Arowolo

Hours after the killing of its female member by an officer of Nigerian police force, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has condemned the killing of Bolanle Raheem.

Blueprint had reported that the female lawyer was killed on Sunday while taken her family to an eatery for Christmas celebration, after which she was pursued by a cop who shot at her vehicle.

Reacting to the ugly incident on Monday, the National Publicity Secretary, NBA, Akorede Lawal, described the incident as unfortunate, noting that the president of the association, Yakubu Maikyau, was monitoring the situation.

According to him, “We are aware of this unfortunate incident. This is yet another crime against a lawyer. Regrettably, our member is gone. The NBA President @YCMaikyauSAN is right on this and we shall ensure that justice is duly served.”



Police IG speaks on shot Lagos female lawyer

Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered speedy investigation and prosecution of the officers responsible for the shooting and killing of a lawyer, Mrs Omobolanle Raheem, who was allegedly shot and killed by a policeman attached to Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah, Lagos state.

A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Addjobi, Monday in Abuja, said the IGP, who condemned the incident, described it as unfortunate and sad, adding that it doesn’t portray the Nigeria Police Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and core values.

Adejobi further stated that “In the same vein, the IGP commiserates with the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased as he prays for the repose of her soul.

“He further assures the general public of justice in the case while he warns officers and men of the Force to be professional and people-oriented in the discharge of their duties and operate within the ambit of the law, as the Force’s leadership will not condone any inappropriate or unprofessional acts.”

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