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Breaking: Lagos Lawyer, ‘Bolanle Raheems’ Killer Pleads Not Guilty

Drambi Vandi, the suspended assistant superintendent of police, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Raheem Bolanle, a female lawyer.

Vandi was arraigned on a one-count charge of murder before the Lagos state high court, Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) annex on Monday.

Vandi’s arraignment which was scheduled for 9am, suffered some delay until about 11am when his counsel, Mr Adetokunbo Odutola arrived.

After the charge sheet was read, Vandi pleaded not guilty to the murder charge.

On December 25, Bolanle Raheem was allegedly shot dead by Vandi at the Ajah area of Lagos.

The deceased alongside her family was returning home from a Christmas outing when the shooting incident occurred.

Bolanle’s killing sparked widespread criticism from various sections of the country as well as the political elite. Both old and young condemned the kiling of the mother of one.

 The inspector-general of police (IGP) Usman Baba, later recommended Vandi for suspension.

The Police Service Commission (PSC) granted approval for the suspension on December 29.

On December 30, the Lagos state government filed a one-count charge of unlawful killing against Vandi.

Subsequently, the suspended police officer was remanded at the Ikoyi correctional centre.

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