Crime

IGP Gives Update on Lagos Shooting Incident that Left a Lawyer Dead

IGP Usman Alkali Baba orders investigation into the alleged killing of a Lagos lawyer, Mrs. Omobolanle Raheem, by a Nigeria Police officer. Monday, 26 December 2022.

Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba has condemned the shooting and killing of a Lagos lawyer, Mrs. Omobolanle Raheem, who was allegedly murdered by a Policeman attached to Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah, Lagos State.

According to a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, 26 December 2022 by the Police spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the IGP described the incident as unfortunate and sad, and ordered speedy investigation and prosecution of the officers responsible for the ugly and unprofessional act, which he said doesn’t portray the Nigeria Police Standard Operating Procedure and core values.

“In the same vein, the IGP commiserates with the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased as he prays for the repose of her soul.

“He further assures the general public of justice in the case while he warns officers and men of the Force to be professional and people-oriented in the discharge of their duties and operate within the ambit of the law, as the Force’s leadership will not condone any inappropriate or unprofessional acts,” the police spokesman further stated.