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Police Killing: Nigerians Call for Speedy Justice for Late Lawyer

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Reactions and condolence messages have continued to pour in for Lagos based lawyer, Bolanle Raheem who was shot dead on Christmas Day by an operative of Ajiwe Police Station in Ajah.

According to her colleague and Human Rights Activist, the late Raheem was Pregnant before her demise. 

The Lagos State police command has pleaded with residents to remain calm as the police officer involved and two others have been taken into custody. The command also noted that it is in touch with the Nigerian Bar Association and other relevant agencies to ensure that justice prevails. 

Meanwhile, the identity of the Officer has also been made known by the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos Police Command.

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has promised that justice will be served speedily and nothing will be spared under the laws of Lagos State. 

Meanwhile, Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Albanian Atiku Abubakar has condemned the killing of the lawyer. He says the shooting calls for reforms with the Nigeria Police Force. He is also calling for quick dispensation of justice. 

His counterpart of the All Progressive Party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is also in support of the reforms with the Force while also urging the Inspector General of Police to ensure speedy justice in the matter.

Peter Obi of the Labour Party in his condolence message says we must not allow the death of any Nigerian in any guise.

Rabiu Kwankwanso of the New Nigeria’s People Party says the duty of the police should be to protect lives and not the opposite. 

Many other Nigerians are now calling for justice for the late lawyer insisting that the officers involved pay for their crime. 


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