MEET FRANK OSHANUGOR
By Frank Oshanugor
To ensure an enabling environment for justice, the Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba has recommended the immediate suspension of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Drambi Vandi, the officer who reportedly shot and killed a female lawyer Omobolanle Raheem on Christmas day.
The suspect attached to the Ajah Divisional Headquarters of the Lagos State Police Command, was said to be responsible for the shooting and killing of Barrister Omobolanle Raheem. Meanwhile the detailed report on the incident is being awaited as Vandi goes on suspension.
The IGP noted that the recommendation for the suspension of the officer is in line with the internal disciplinary processes of the Force.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Force spokesman CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the IGP further noted that the suspension was 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 has therefore appealed to the public to be calm as all hands are on deck to ensure that justice prevails while measures have been put in place to prevent future occurrences.