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PSC suspends police officer for killing pregnant Lagos lawyer

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he Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the suspension of ASP Drambi Vandi for killing a Lagos lawyer, Bolanle Raheem.

The suspension is contained in a statement issued by the PSC on Thursday. The suspension was with immediate effect.

According to the statement, the PSC had also directed that the final investigation into the matter be concluded to enable the commission to take further necessary action.

“The commission, in a letter to the Inspector General of Police (I-G), signed by its acting Chairman, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, retired, has carefully examined the facts of the case,” said the PSC statement. “It has granted the approval of the suspension of the officer from duty with immediate effect after observing allegations brought against him.”

It explained that the PSC had condemned the lawyer’s unprovoked killing and demanded a thorough investigation into the matter. It also called for proper training of police personnel on weapon management.

Ms Raheem was killed on Christmas Day by a policeman attached to Ajiwe Police Station in Ajah.

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