Barrister Raheem must get justice – Gov Sanwo-Olu breaks silence on killing of lawyer


Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has condemned the killing of Barrister Bolanle Raheem in the Ajah area of the state.

Saga Gist reports that an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, on Christmas day, opened fire on the unarmed lawyer while she was returning home.

It was learnt that the officer who was attached to the Ajah Police Station and his team were making efforts to stop Raheem and her family members as they drove back home from a Christmas day church service.

The victim, according to reports, was shot when her car tried to make a U-turn under the Ajah Bridge. She was rushed to a hospital where she was later confirmed dead.

The development has been generating reactions across the country as many Nigerians tackle the police for alleged incessant extrajudicial killings.

Reacting, Governor Sanwo-Olu in a tweet on his official Twitter handle, revealed that the suspect had already been arrested and detained, vowing that the victim will get justice.

He wrote: “With utter shock and sadness, I received the news of the unfortunate and avoidable death of Barrister Bolanle Raheem at the hands of a police officer at Ajiwe. My condolence to her family, friends and associates. I can assure you that justice will be served.

“The Lagos State police command have arrested, disarmed and detained the officer(s) involved in the incident. Nothing will be spared under the Laws of Lagos State until justice is served speedily and adequately.”

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