Barristers & Solicitors
Bolanle Raheem: Trial of ASP Vandi begins Jan. 16
Mrs. Omobolanle Raheem

ALagos State High Court will today begin the trial of Drambi Vandi, the policeman who allegedly killed a Lagos-based lawyer, Mrs. Omobolanle Raheem, on Christmas Day.

Vandi, attached to the Ajiwe Police Station in Ajah, Lagos State, allegedly shot Raheem while she was returning from an outing with her family members.

A statement by the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), said the trial would be before Justice I.O. Harrison at the Tafawa Balewa Square.

It reads: “The trial of ASP Vandi who allegedly killed Raheem on December 25, 2022, on the Ajah Expressway, will begin before Justice I.O. Harrison at the Lagos High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS).”

Vandi appeared before Chief Magistrate C.A. Adedayo on December 30, 2022, a day after the Police Service Commission (PSC) approved his suspension. Adedayo ordered that he be kept remanded at the Ikoyi custodial facility pending advice of the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions.

He will be tried under Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.