Facts have emerged that the trigger-happy policeman who shot deceased lawyer Bolanle Raheem on Christmas Day may have committed multiple murder, as her husband revealed that she was pregnant four months gone with her twins when she was shot dead.
Mr. Gbenga Raheem revealed this during a condolence visit by a delegation of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja Branch.
According to a report from the visit by Mr. Issa Adedokun, the Secretary of NBA Ikeja Branch, “During the visit, Mr. Gbenga Raheem, husband of the deceased narrated how his darling wife was shot by a police officer from Ajiwe police station, Ajah on their way back from a family Christmas outing. The most unpleasant part of the story is that our late colleague was four month pregnant with a set of twins.”
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UPDATE ON NBA IKEJA BRANCH VISIT TO THE FAMILY OF MRS. OMOBOLANLE RAHEEM AND COMMISSIONER OF POLICE OFFICE
We write Further to our press release of yesterday which condemned the killing of our late colleague by a police officer. The Branch Executive Committee paid a condolence visit to the residence of late Mrs Omobolanle Raheem ably led by the Vice Chairman, Mrs. Amadigwe-Dike, the head of Human Rights Committee of the Branch.
During the visit, Mr. Gbenga Raheem, husband of the deceased narrated how his darling wife was shot by a police officer from Ajiwe police station, Ajah on their way back from a family Christmas outing. The most unpleasant part of the story is that our late colleague was four month pregnant with a set of twins. The committee also paid a visit to the Ajiwe police station on a fact finding mission and confirmed that the police officer in question has since been arrested and detained for further investigation.
Meanwhile, our able Chairman also led the delegation of some members of NBA to the Commissioner of Police on the directive of President of the Bar. While with the Commissioner of Police, he assured that the matter will be thoroughly investigated and any officer(s) found culpable in this dastard act will be brought to justice.
While we plead with our members to remain calm over this matter, be rest assured that the case will not be swept under the carpet, as our Branch is already collaborating with other Branches in Lagos State to ensure that our late colleague gets justice in this case. Be further assured that, we will keep you updated as prompt as possible on further development over the matter.
Issa Adedokun Esq
Secretary, NBA, Ikeja.