IGP, Usman Alkali Baba Recommends Suspected Killer’s Suspension

By NewsBits

Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Usman Alkali Baba has recommended the immediate suspension of Assistant Superintendent of Police Drambi Vandi, the officer attached to the Ajah Divisional Headquarters in the Lagos State Police Command. The affected police officer is responsible for the shooting and killing of Barrister Omobolanle Raheem.

The incident took place at Ajah Under Bridge area of Lagos on Sunday when Mrs Raheem and her family were returning from a Christmas service. According to a statement on Wednesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Chief Superintendent Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the IGP said that the recommendation for the suspension of the officer “is in line with the internal disciplinary processes of the Force”.

Mr Usman Alkali Baba

The statement also reads: “The IGP further noted that the suspension is also expected to create an enabling environment for necessary legal procedures to uphold justice in the case without interference. The suspension is without prejudice to the constitutional presumption of innocence in favour of the officer.

“Meanwhile, the IGP has reaffirmed the commitment of the Force to the Rule of Law and assured the public of his administration’s commitment to ensuring that justice is not just done but seen to have been manifestly done in the matter. He therefore appeals to the public to be calm as all hands are on deck to ensure justice prevails while measures have been put in place to prevent future occurrences”.

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