Breaking: Court sentences Police Officer to death for murder of Bolanle Raheem

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The Lagos State High Court has sentenced to death a suspended Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Vandi for the murder of Lagos-based lawyer Mrs Omobolanle Raheem.

The court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square annex, Igbosere, Lagos island on Monday sentenced the suspect to death by hanging.

The presiding judge, Justice Ibironke Harrison held that the prosecution, the Lagos State Government, has proven the case against the convict beyond all reasonable doubt.

“The court finds the defendant guilty on one count of murder. You will be hanged by the neck till you are dead.” the judge held.

Recall that the Lagos State Government had arraigned Vandi before the court for shooting to death the 41-year-old pregnant lawyer at the Ajah underbridge checkpoint on December 25, 2022.

The convict faced a one-count charge of murder contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.