Black Christmas: Anguish As Trigger-Happy Police Kills Barrister Omobolanle Raheem In Lagos
A trigger-happy policeman of Lagos State Police Command ended the life of barrister Omobolanle Raheem, who was reportedly driving home after Christmas service along with her husband in their car.
Vondigest reports that the ugly incident took place Sunday morning at Ajah Under Bridge, Lagos state while the deceased was on her way back from Christmas church service.
Omobolanle Raheem’s life was ended on what netizens have described as black Christmas by one of the policemen from Ajiwe Police State. She was a member of the Nigerian Bar Association NBA.
A member of Lagos branch and a lawyer working with the deceased revealed that some policemen moved the body to the mogue in Yaba without the consent of the deceased’s family.
The message reads “I am Barr. Yvonne a member of the NBA Lagos Branch, Sir I tried reaching out to you but I guess you are busy.
“My boss Barr Omobolanle Raheem was shot dead today, by a POLICE OFFICER on her way back from Xmas service at Ajah under bridge. Her family just called me now, that they need a lawyer to stand in for them before the police changes the narrative. They have taken the matter to Ajiwe Police Station.
“The police officer is from Ajiwe station. Her husband was the one driving, Barr. Omobolanle was seated in the front with her husband.
“The officer asked them to park and they needed the vehicle in front to move so they can park well, and immediately the police officer shot at a close range right into her chest. On seeing what happened, the remaining police officers on duty there absconded.
“After a while, some policemen came and moved her body to the mortuary in Yaba, without obtaining any consent from her family members. Currently her family has located where they moved her body to.
“I am currently not in Lagos , I thought of bringing this to you for your assistance and guidance ma. Thank you.”
Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the killing said the ASP has been apprehended.
SP 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.”
Nigerians have condemned the continuous cases of police brutality by men of Nigeria Police Force that in most cases end in the death of citizens.