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Bolanle Raheem: Police to review rules of engagement, Lagos police command reveals

The Lagos State Police Command has said it will reappraise its rules of engagement following the death of the Lagos-based lawyer, Bolanle Raheem Who was shot dead on Christmas Day, Sunday.

The victim was shot dead by a police officer while trying to make a U-turn inside a vehicle with her husband in the Ajah area of Lagos state when coming back from Christmas church service.

This is coming weeks after a similar incident occurred in the same location in less than three weeks ago of Ajah in Lagos state.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin Who is the police public relation lamenting over the incidents, shared a statement today, Monday, said an order has been made for the case to be investigated, just as he condoled with the family of the deceased and urged every citizens and the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA To remains calm.

According to the statement, it reads, “The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc, has expressed heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Barrister Bolanle Raheem who was shot dead by a police officer in Ajah on Sunday, December 25, 2022.

“On the instruction of the Commissioner of Police, the errant officer has since been taken into custody alongside his team members. The CP has equally directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, for in-depth investigation.

“This has become one too many, especially bearing in mind that a similar incident occurred at the same location less than three weeks ago. The condemnable incident is against the standard operating procedures (SOP) and rules of engagement of the Force, and, to say the least, is embarrassing.

“Beyond this incident, the Nigeria Police Force will carry out a reappraisal of its rules of engagement in a bid to put an end to such avoidable ugly incidents.

“The Lagos State Police Command hereby appeals to the good people and residents of Lagos State to remain calm as the Command is already in constant touch with the Nigerian Bar Association and other relevant stakeholders towards ensuring that justice totally prevails.”

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