Bolanle Raheem: PSC Suspends Killer Cop

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has signed off on the immediate suspension of the Assistant Superintendent of Police, Drambi Vandi who killed Bolanle Raheem on Sunday, Christmas day.

This follows the recommendation of the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba on Wednesday to suspend the officer with immediate effect.

The IGP also met with the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the incident on Thursday.

At the meeting, the duo discussed strategies aimed at getting justice for the victims of the recent shooting incidents involving police operatives in Lagos State, among others.

However, the PSC in a letter said it “carefully examined the facts of the case, observations and recommendation concerning allegations against the officer and approved the suspension of the officer from duty with immediate effect.”

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The letter titled “Re-Request of Suspension from Duty: AP/ NO 134901 ASP DRAMBI Vandi ” with reference No. AP 134901/fs/FHQ/ABJ/9 was dated December 28.

“The Commission also directed that the final investigation into the matter is concluded to enable the Commission take further necessary action,” a statement signed by the PSC’s spokesperson Ikechukwu Ani noted.

Vandi had fired at Raheem’s vehicle after flagging them down along the Ajah under-bridge area of Lagos State, which led to her death on Christmas day.

The commission had earlier condemned the “unprovoked killing of the lawyer” while demanding a thorough investigation into the matter.

The Commission also called for proper training of police personnel on weapon management.