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Drambi Vandi, killer of Bolanle Raheem charged with murder, remanded in prison

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ASP Drambi Vandi, the police officer, who allegedly shot and killed Bolanle Raheem, a lawyer, was on Friday arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba, Lagos.

Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, Lagos State Attorney General who filed the charges against the officer, appeared before the Chief Magistrate, Adeola Olatunbosun in connection with the murder.

The charge was dated Dec 30th, 2022 and signed by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Jide Martins.

The charge sheet reads, “that you ASP Drambi Vandi on the 25th day of December 2022, at Ajah Road, along the Lekki Expressway, Lagos, unlawfully killed one Omobolanle Raheem by shooting the deceased in the chest contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.”

With the charge, the Attorney General applied for the remand of the defendant pursuant to Section 264 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Lagos, 2015.

He told the Chief Magistrate that the basis for the remand is to allow the police conclude its investigations into the matter and for a legal advice to be issued.

The Magistrate granted the request for remand and ordered that the case file be duplicated and sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

She then ordered that the defendant be remanded at the Nigerian correctional Centre, Ikoyi and adjourned to Jan. 30th, 2023.

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