The police officer, ASP Drambi Vandi, who allegedly killed a female lawyer, Bolanle Raheem, has been brought before a Magistrate Court sitting at Yaba, Lagos.
Lagos State Attorney General, and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Moyosore Onigbanjo, appeared before the Chief Magistrate, Adeola Olatunbosun in connection with the case.
The AG’s office had filed a one count charge against the defendant, ASP Drambi Vandi. The charge was dated Dec 30th, 2022 and signed by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Jide Martins.
The documents sighted by reads, “that you ASP Drambi Vandi on the 25th day of December 2022, at Ajah Road, along the Lekki Expressway, Lagos, unlawfully killed one Omobolanle Raheem by shooting the deceased in the chest contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015”.
With the charge, the Attorney General applied for the remand of the defendant pursuant to Section 264 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Lagos, 2015.
He told the Chief Magistrate that the basis for the remand is to allow the police to conclude its investigations into the matter and for legal advice to be issued.
The Magistrate granted the request for remand and ordered that the case file be duplicated and sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
She then ordered that the defendant be remanded at the Nigerian correctional Centre, Ikoyi and adjourned to Jan. 30th, 2023.