Nigerian Policeman Sentenced to Death for Christmas Day Killing of Barrister Bolanle Raheem

A Lagos State High Court has delivered a verdict of death by hanging for ASP Drambi Vandi, a Nigerian police officer, who was found guilty of murdering Barrister Bolanle Raheem. 

Despite his initial plea of not guilty to the murder charges, Officer Vandi was convicted on October 9, 2023, at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos.

The tragic incident unfolded on December 25, 2022, during which Raheem Bolanle was allegedly shot and killed by Officer Vandi in the Ajah area of Lagos. The victim was returning home from a Christmas outing with her family when the horrifying incident occurred, read here.

This Christmas Day killing elicited widespread condemnation from various sections of society, including the political elite.


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