The Police Service Commission (PSC), has received with shock the news of unprovoked killing of a harmless Nigerian, a lawyer, Mrs Bolanle Raheem, who was alleged to have been shot and killed by a Policeman attached to Ajiwe Police Station Ajah, in Lagos State of Nigeria, on Sunday, December 25th, 2022.
The Commission condemns this irresponsible and savage act.
In a press release by Mr Ikechukwu Ani,
Head, Press and Public Relations Unit on
Tuesday, December, 27th 2022. PSC has directed the Police leadership to hasten investigation into the matter and forward its report to the Commission for consideration and further disciplinary action.
“The Commission also calls on the Police to put in place a formidable programme for further training of its men in weapon handling as the case of unprovoked shooting and killing of innocent Nigerians has become worrisome.
The Commission notes that the Police by its creation and constitutional mandate are expected to protect and save lives and not the other way round”, the release read in part.
The acting Chairman of the Commission, Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi has on behalf of the Management and Staff commiserated with the Family of the deceased especially her husband who was driving her home when they were accosted by the trigger happy Police man.
Meanwhile, The Lagos State Police Command has arrested an Assistance Superintendent of Police (ASP) known as Ayuba, attached to the Ajah Division, for killing th pregnant lawyer, Mrs. Bolanle Raheem, on Christmas Day in Ajah.
Photo Credit of Bolanle: Google