The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba on Monday described the Christmas day killing of a Lagos lawyer, Bolanle Raheem as sad and unfortunate incident, and has ordered for a speedy investigation into the matter.
He also commiserated with the family, friends, and colleagues of the slain lawyer and assured that justice will be served as the officers responsible for the unprofessional act have been arrested.
The IGP further warned men and officers of the force that no unprofessional act from them would be tolerated.
The statement reads: “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, NEAPS, fdc, CFR, has condemned the shooting and killing of Mrs Omobolanle Raheem, a lawyer who was allegedly shot and killed by a Policeman attached to Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah, Lagos State.
“The IGP, who described the incident as unfortunate and sad, has ordered speedy investigation and prosecution of the officers responsible for the ugly and unprofessional act, which doesn’t portray the Nigeria Police Standard Operating Procedure and core values.
“In the same vein, the IGP commiserates with the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased as he prays for the repose of her soul. He further assures the general public of justice in the case while he warns officers and men of the Force to be professional and people-oriented in the discharge of their duties and operate within the ambit of the law, as the Force’s leadership will not condone any inappropriate or unprofessional acts.”
Recall that Bolanle Raheem was killed on Christmas day by an Assistant Superintendent of Police around the Ajah area of Lagos State.
She was said to be returning from church in the company of her husband when she was shot and killed by ASP Ayuba who is attached to Ajiwe Police Station.