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Policeman arrested, detained for killing lawyer in Lagos

A Lagos based female legal practitioner, Bolanle Raheem was yesterday shot dead by a policeman attached to the Ajah Police Station in Lagos state.

The entire Ajah community was thrown into confusion when the news of the death of the lawyer broke.

The cop who fired the trigger left his team and fled the scene after realizing what he did.

However, luck ran against him as the police later apprehended him and detained hin in their custody.

It was gathered  that Raheem, her sister, and four children were coming from an eatery in their car around 11am when the cop tried to stop them.

An eye witness who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the lawyer was trying to make u-turn under the Ajah Bridge when the cop shot at her vehicle.

The bullet was said to have hit the victim; she was rushed to a hospital, where she was confirmed dead.

Meanwhile, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident, adding that the officer was in custody.

He said, “The officer involved in the shooting is an ASP; he has been arrested, detained, and will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, for further investigations.”


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