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Bolanle Raheem: IGP orders investigation into fatal killing of mother of four



NBA Bolanle Raheem, a mother of four was shot by a policeman in Lagos state
  • Police boss assures of justice, people-oriented police

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has condemned the shooting and killing of Mrs Omobolanle Raheem, a lawyer who was shot and killed by a policeman attached to Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah, Lagos State.

The IGP, who described the incident as unfortunate and sad, has ordered speedy investigation and prosecution of the officers responsible for the ugly and unprofessional act, a statement by police spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Monday said.

The police boss said that the action of the policemen involved does not portray the Nigeria Police Standard Operating Procedure and core values.

“The IGP commiserates with the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased as he prays for the repose of her soul,” the statement said.

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Adding that, “He 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.

Chronicle NG reports that an Assistant Superintendent of Police and two other officers shot Bolanle Raheem, a lawyer and mother of four as she was returning from Christmas Day church service in the Ajah area of Lagos state.


Bolanle Raheem had her sister and kids in the car with her as at the time of the incident. She was rushed to the hospital but was confirmed dead.

Confirming the incident, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin said, “Unfortunate and avoidable incident that was. The ASP that shot and two others with him have since been taken into custody. They are to be moved to the SCID for further investigation.”

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