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Slain lawyer Bolanle Raheem laid to rest



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

Tears flowed on Tuesday when a Lagos-based lawyer, Bolanle Raheem, who was allegedly shot dead by a policeman, Drambi Vandi, last Christmas, was committed to mother earth.

Dressed mostly in black attire, family, friends, and colleagues of the late lawyer gathered at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, for her funeral service.

Around 10 am, pallbearers dressed in white shirts and black suits, led by family members, brought in the coffin of the legal practitioner.

While they walked in, the church choir sang worship songs and sang praises to God.


The family members occupied the front seats as the coffin was placed in front of the church with a ‘Mum’ tag beside it.

Prayers were later offered for the deceased’s husband, Gbenga, and her daughter, Semilore.

Representatives of the Nigeria Bar Association, her former office, and neighbors paid tributes to her.

The officiating cleric, Okechukwu Enelamah, a former Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, urged family members and friends not to cry “but rather be glad because she’s in a better place.”

He noted that Bolanle’s death would breed social justice and judicial reforms in the country.


After the service, the body was taken to the Vaults and Garden, Ikoyi, for a private burial.

Vandi was arraigned on Monday before Justice Ibironke Harrison of the Lagos State High Court at Tafawa Balewa Square on one count of murder.

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