IGP orders prosecution of Lagos police officer over lawyer’s killing

Inspector-General of Police Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the probe of an unnamed senior police officer who shot dead a female lawyer, Mrs. Bolanle Raheem.

The killer police officer reportedly shot at Raheem’s car with her husband and children in the vehicle. The deceased and members of her family were returning from church when the incident happened at Ajah in Lagos.

Muyiwa Adejobi, the police public relations officer, in a statement said that IGP Baba had ordered “speedy investigation and prosecution of the officers responsible for the ugly and unprofessional act, which doesn’t portray the Nigeria police standard operating procedure and core values.”

The statement adds: “In the same vein, the IGP commiserates with the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased as he prays for the repose of her soul.

“He further 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.”

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