The Police Service Commission (PSC) has called on police leadership to immediately, commence an investigation into the shooting and killing of a Lagos lawyer, Bolanle Raheem, by a police officer.
Ikechukwu Ani, the head of Press and Public Relations of PSC, made the call in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.Mr Ani described the incident as irresponsible and savage and urged the Force Management to report the outcome of the investigation to the commission for consideration and further disciplinary action.He called on the Nigerian police to put in place a formidable programme for further training of its men in weapon handling.
The PSC spokesperson said cases of unprovoked shooting and killing of innocent Nigerians were becoming worrisome. He said the police, by its creation and constitutional mandate, was expected to protect and save lives and not to shoot and kill innocent Nigerians. “The acting Chairman of the Commission, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi on behalf of the management and staff commiserates with the family of the deceased,” he said.
Bolanle Raheem, who was also seven months pregnant was shot and killed by a policeman identified as Drambi Vandi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) attached to Ajiwe Police Station in Ajah, Lagos State on 25 December.