Bolanle Raheem: Court Sentences ASP To death For Murder

The Lagos High Court Sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square on Lagos Island, has sentenced the suspended Assistant Superintendent of Police, Drambi Vandi, to death by hanging for shooting and killing a Lagos-based lawyer, Mrs. Omobolanle Raheem.

Justice Ibironke Harrison announced the verdict after finding Raheem guilty of the murder of the pregnant lawyer.

Harrison held that the prosecution was able to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt.

The judge also held that the convict shot the deceased at close range.

The convict had been charged with murder, but the court found him guilty of manslaughter as a result of a lack of intention on his part.

For the trial, the prosecution called eleven witnesses including 8 police officers and tenders 27 exhibits in evidence, while the convict solely testified in his defence.

The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge of murder contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Delivering judgment at Tafa Balewa Square in Lagos on Monday, the judge found the killer cop guilty of murder.

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