By Ahmad Deedat Zakari
A female lawyer identified as Bolanle Raheem has been allegedly killed by personnel of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF)
Mrs Raheem was shot dead by an unknown policeman while on his way from Christmas Church Service on Sunday. She was pronounced dead upon arrival in the hospital she was rushed to.
The Spokesperson of the Lagos State Police, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, has confirmed the incident in a statement he issued on behalf of the NPF.
Hundeyin described the incident as “unfortunate and avoidable”. He stressed that justice will prevail”
“The Lagos State Police Command condoles with the family, friends and colleagues of Barrister Bolanle Raheem. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Abiodun Alabi, has been in touch with the family and the Nigerian Bar Association since yesterday and has given firm assurances that justice will definitely prevail.” He tweeted
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Bar Association ( NBA) has demanded that justice should be served in the matter.
NBA National Publicity Secretary Akorede Lawal wrote, “We are aware of this unfortunate incident. This is yet another crime against a lawyer. Regrettably, our member is gone…We shall ensure that justice is duly served.”