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Bolanle Raheem: Court remands officer Vandi in Ikoyi prison



Drambi Vandi is sighted at the Magistrate Court in Yaba, Lagos State

A Magistrates Court in Yaba, Lagos on Friday remanded Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Drambi Vandi, who shot and killed Lagos lawyer, Mrs. Omobolanle Raheem in on Christmas Day.

He was remanded at the in the Ikoyi Correctional Centre until January 30, 2023 pending advice of the Office of the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Chief Magistrate, Miss Adeola Olatunbosun remanded Vandi following an application filed by the Lagos State Attorney General, Moyosore Onigbanjo.

NBA Bolanle Raheem, a mother of four was shot by a policeman in Lagos state

Bolanle Raheem was pregnant when she was shot and killed

The charge from the Attorney General read, “that you ASP Drambi Vandi on the 25th day of December 2022, at Ajah Road, along the Lekki Expressway, Lagos, unlawfully killed one Omobolanle Raheem by shooting the deceased in the chest contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

The Attorney General argued that the defendant be remanded in line with Section 264 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Lagos, 2015.


The Attorney General told the court that the basis for the remand is to allow the police conclude its investigations into the matter.

The magistrate granted the request for remand and ordered that the case file be duplicated and sent to the Director of Public Prosecution, Dr. Jide Martins for legal advice.

She then adjourned to January 30, 2023.

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