Lagos state police command has arrested an Assistant Superintendent of Police attached to Ajah Division for allegedly killing a female lawyer, Bolanle Raheem, on Christmas Day.
The deceased, her sister, and four children were returning from a Christmas outing in their car at about 11.00 a.m. when the policeman tried to stop them.
A source quoted by NAN said Raheem was trying to make a U-turn under the Ajah Bridge when the ASP allegedly shot at her vehicle and the bullet hit her.
“She was rushed to a hospital where she was confirmed dead,” the source said.
In a statement on Monday, Lagos police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said that two other police officers who were with the ASP have also been arrested for interrogation.
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 State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for further investigations,” Hundeyin stated.
The spokesman stated also that the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Abiodun Alabi, has been in touch with Raheem’s family and with the Nigerian Bar Association over the ugly incident.
“Mr Alabi has given firm assurances that justice will definitely prevail,” Hundeyin further stated.