PSC suspends officer arrested for killing of Bolanle Raheem

The suspension of Drambi Vandi, an assistant superintendent of police (ASP) who was arrested for killing Lagos-based lawyer Bolanle Raheem, has been approved by the Police Service Commission (PSC). 

Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesperson announced Vandi’s suspension on Thursday, December 29. The suspension takes effect immediately.

Ani said; 

“The Police Service Commission has approved the suspension of ASP Drambi Vandi, AP/no 134901, who allegedly shot and killed a female lawyer, Bolanle Raheem, on Christmas day in [Ajah] area of Lagos State with immediate effect.

“The Commission also directed that the final investigation into the matter is concluded to enable the Commission take further necessary action.

“The Commission in a letter to the Inspector General of Police signed by the acting [Chairperson], Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, JSC rtd CFR, stated that the Commission has carefully examined the facts of the case, observations, and recommendation with respect to allegations against the officer and granted approval for the suspension of the officer from duty with immediate effect.

“The letter titled ‘Re-Request of Suspension from Duty: AP/ NO 134901 ASP DRAMBI Vandi’ with reference No. AP 134901/fs/FHQ/ABJ/9 was dated 28th December 2022.

“The Commission had earlier condemned the unprovoked killing of the lawyer and had demanded a thorough investigation into the matter.

“The Commission also called for proper training of Police personnel on weapon management.”

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