Popular media personality and actress, Bolanle Olukanni has called out the Lagos State Police PRO, Benjamin Hundeyin, for his choice of words while reacting to the shooting of pregnant Bolanle Raheem by a police officer.
The pregnant Bolanle Raheem was shot and killed by a policeman in front of her family on Christmas Day.
PRO, Benjamin Hundeyin had reacted to the fatal shooting on the microblogging platform, Twitter as an “unfortunate and avoidable incident”.
“Unfortunate and avoidable incident that was. The ASP that shot and two others with him have since been taken into custody. They are to be moved to the SCID for further investigation.”
His choice of words did not sit well with Bolanle who said “unfortunate” and “avoidable” were words used when reacting to something minor, like missing an appointment, not when an innocent mother is killed by a police officer in the presence of her husband and child.
She said Hundeyin’s choice of words showed how indifferent authorities were to what was actually happening.
Taking to her official Instagram page to express her annoyance at the level of nonchalance, she shared a video calling out Benjamin.
“THE NIGERIAN POLICE FORCE: We have asked ourselves many times how can this change ? Where does the change begin – the leadership of the Nigerian Police have to care . They have to show their officers that the impunity is enough -these killings cannot continue to happen . The day after the Bolanle Raheem’s murder – I still police officers on the road doing stop and search. A car in front of me gave the police officer 1k- the police officer was so excited , smiling and laughing. So if that was a armed robber or kidnapper that’s all it takes to by pass them ?? Because the police keep justifying the check points as a way to keep the streets safe??? But apparently small change and no questions asked. Bolanle Raheems tragedy could be anyone of us. Our leaders – politicians: I just want to say that this could have been anyone of your children, your relatives , your family members. Please use your power to do something good. Call the police to order. Tired and sadden by my country. 💔💔 #justiceforbolanle #justiceforall”
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