December 28, 2022
Inspector-General of Police Usman Baba-Alkali has recommended the immediate suspension of Drambi Vandi for the shooting and killing of a Lagos lawyer, Omobolanle Raheem.
Police Spokesman Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the suspension of Mr Vandi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) attached to the Ajah Divisional Headquarters in Lagos State, was to await a detailed report on the incident.
Mrs Raheem was allegedly shot and killed by Mr Vandi, attached to Ajiwe Police Station in Ajah, Lagos State, on December 25.
Mr Adejobi said the recommendation for the officer’s suspension was in line with the internal disciplinary processes of the force.
He said the suspension was also expected to create an enabling environment for necessary legal procedures to uphold justice in the case without interference.
According to him, the suspension is without prejudice to the constitutional presumption of innocence in favour of the officer.
Mr Adejobi reaffirmed the force’s commitment to the rule of law and pledged the commitment of the Nigeria Police to ensure that justice prevails.
He appealed to the public to be calm as all hands were on deck to ensure justice prevailed while measures had been put in place to prevent future occurrences. (NAN)