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Christmas Day Tragedy: Police arrest ASP, 2 others for murder of Lagos lawyer Bolanle Raheem



A trigger-happy Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) shoot dead a Lagos-based female lawyer, Bolanle Raheem in the Ajah area of the state on Christmas Day.

The yet-to-be named policeman who is said to be attached to the Ajiwe Police Station in Ajah, and his team were said to have tried to stop Raheem and her family members as they drove back home from a Christmas Day church service.

Raheem, it was gathered, was shot when their car, which was being driven by her husband, tried to make a U-turn under the Ajah Bridge.

The policeman shot at the vehicle, which unfortunately hit the victim in the chest, she was rushed to a nearby hospital but was confirmed dead.

The spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the incident but described it as “unfortunate and avoidable”.

“The ASP that shot and two others with him have since been taken into custody,” Hundeyin tweeted on Monday.

He also said the policemen will be moved to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Panti for further investigation.