Nigerian lawyer, Bolanle Raheem, who was allegedly shot dead by a police officer on Christmas Day, has been laid to rest.
A funeral service was held in her honour at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Olive Tree Parish, in Ikoyi, Lagos State, on Tuesday, January 17.
A service of songs was held on Monday before her burial on Tuesday.
Photos from her burial ceremony which held today has been shared online.
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Recall that Bolanle Raheem, who was said to be pregnant with twins, was allegedly shot dead in the Ajiwe area of Lagos State on Christmas Day, December 25, 2022.
The suspect, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), was arraigned before a state high court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Courthouse on Monday, January 16.
Vandi was arraigned before Justice Ibironke Harrison on a one-count charge of murder contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The arraignment, which was scheduled for 9 a.m., was initially delayed by the absence of the defence counsel in court.
Following his plea, the State Attorney General, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), who leads the prosecution team, told the court that the prosecution witness and the state are ready to commence trial.
The defence counsel, Adetokunbo Odutola, who did not oppose the application, prayed the court for an accelerated hearing. The prosecution’s witness, a police inspector, Mathew Ameh, thereby testified.
Ameh, in his testimony, told the court that his team, including the defendant, was deployed to Ajah, under the bridge, where they were conducting a stop and search operation.
He narrated to the court that his team tried to stop the deceased’s car, which was an unregistered vehicle, but the driver didn’t stop and the defendant fired at the car.
After he listened to the witness, Justice Harrison granted an order of accelerated hearing and adjourned the cross-examination of the witness and further trial to January 25 and 26, 2023.