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Nigerian lawyer, Bolanle Raheem, shot dead by a police officer on Christmas day

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On December 25th, tragedy struck Nigerian lawyer Bolanle Raheem.

She and her family were returning from a restaurant around 11am when a policeman attached to the Ajah Police State in Lagos stopped them.


Witnesses reported that Raheem was attempting to make a U-turn under Ajah Bridge when the officer opened fire, sadly hitting her vehicle and fatally injuring Raheem.

She was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Raheem’s colleague, KC Uzoka, took to Twitter to bring the incident to the attention of Nigerian police.

He tweeted:

“One of your officers attached to Ajiwe police Division Ajah, shot at point blank & murdered a lawyer colleague of mine today. This is one too many similar incidents with police officers in Ajiwe. Now a family has lost a dear one on Christmas day.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, then confirmed the incident and said that the officer involved had been arrested.

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“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,” he responded.

May God grant her eternal rest!

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