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Raheem: IGP recommends suspension of Lagos killer cop

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has recommended the immediate suspension of an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Drambi Vandi, the officer attached to the Ajah Divisional Headquarters of the Lagos State Police Command, responsible for the shooting and killing of Lagos-based Omobolanle Raheem, while waiting for the detailed report on the incident.

The Nigeria Police Force revealed this in a Wednesday statement by Force spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

The IGP noted that the recommendation for the suspension of the officer was in line with the internal disciplinary processes of the Force.

Adejobi said, “The IGP further noted that the suspension is also expected to create an enabling environment for necessary legal procedures to uphold justice in the case without interference.

“The suspension is without prejudice to the constitutional presumption of innocence in favour of the officer.

“Meanwhile, the IGP has reaffirmed the commitment of the Force to the Rule of Law and assured the public of his administration’s commitment to ensuring that justice is not just done but seen to have been manifestly done in the matter.

“He, therefore, appeals to the public to be calm as all hands are on deck to ensure justice prevails, while measures have been put in place to prevent future occurrences.”

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