Former Police Officer Sentenced to Death for Murder of Lawyer Bolanle Raheem

Justice Served: Ex-Police Officer Sentenced to Death for Murder

The family of Bolanle Raheem, who tragically lost her life at the hands of former Police officer Vandi Dramdi on December 25th, has responded to the recent judgment by the Lagos State High Court, which sentenced her killer to death by hanging.

The Verdict: Death by Hanging for Former ASP Vandi Dramdi

In a significant legal development, Justice Ibironke Harrison of a Lagos High Court delivered a verdict on Monday that found the ex-Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Darambi Vandi, guilty of murder.

Vandi Dramdi faced a one-count charge of murder for fatally shooting Lagos-based lawyer Omobolanle Raheem at the Ajah underbridge checkpoint on December 25, 2022.

The judge declared, “The court finds the defendant guilty on one count of murder. You will be hanged by the neck until you are dead.”

Family’s Response: Satisfaction with the Verdict

Representing the Raheem family, lawyer Olakitan Agbaje shared the family’s response to the judgment with BBC.

She conveyed the family’s contentment with the outcome, despite the understanding that their beloved Bolanle Raheem cannot return.

The family finds solace in the knowledge that the person responsible for her untimely death is now incarcerated and will face the consequences for his actions.

A Tragic Event: Bolanle Raheem’s Legacy Lives On

Olakitan Agbaje acknowledged the profound impact of the December 25, 2022 incident on the Raheem family and many others who cherished Bolanle Raheem’s life.

The tragedy forever altered the lives of her husband, daughter, and countless individuals who held her dear.

While the pain of their loss remains, the family sees the recent verdict as a step toward alleviating their suffering and ensuring justice for Bolanle Raheem.

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