How Lagos Police Officer Killed My Pregnant Wife – Lawyer’s HusbandDecember 27, 2022
The husband of Omobolanle, a female lawyer who was fatally shot by Assistant Superintendent of Police Drambi Vandi, Gbenga Raheem, has described how his wife was assassinated.
When sympathizers arrived at Gbenga’s home in the Lagos State neighborhood of Ajah on Monday, he spoke.
PUNCH On Christmas Day, Omobolanle was driving beneath the Ajah Bridge to perform a U-turn with several family members when the officer opened fire on her car, according to Metro’s exclusive investigation.
The 41-year-old woman was taken in a medical emergency and later pronounced deceased.
According to information obtained by our reporters, the woman was seven months pregnant at the time of the incident.
According to reports, Vandi served in the police department for 33 years and was assigned to the Ajiwe Police Station in Ajah, Lagos State.
A journalists was able to get a voice recording from a lawyer who visited the relatives of the deceased.
The victim’s husband, Gbenga, said, “On December 25, my wife, nieces, nephews, and cousins, who had come for the holiday, all went to church. On our way back, my wife said since it was Christmas Day, we should take everyone out, so, we went to a supermarket at Abraham Adesanya, then to Domino’s Pizza.
“After that, we headed towards Ajah to do a U-turn to come back to Abraham Adesanya. When we took the U-turn, we saw policemen stopping some vehicles. As we approached them, they said we should stop, and in the process, we heard a loud sound on my wife’s side window. All of a sudden, I saw blood gushing out of her chest.
“I immediately ran out; my sister-in-law, who was also with us, ran out and held the policeman; he cocked his gun at her too. Talking to him was pointless, so I went to see if anything could be done; I saw my wife gasping for breath, and by that time, my sister-in-law had brought the policeman into the car and pushed him into the front seat.
“We drove to a hospital but they said they couldn’t handle it; we eventually took her to Grandville Hospital, where she was confirmed dead. The policemen took her body and put it in the truck; they wanted me to follow them but I said I needed to go and settle my children.”
PUNCH According to information obtained by Metro, Bolanle, an alumnus of Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, recently switched from practicing litigation to property law.
She was the co-founder of City Building, a real estate and property development company, and the chief executive officer of Croston Homes.
The deceased was a Sunday school instructor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Olive Tree Parish, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Usman Baba, the Inspector-General of Police, ordered the swift prosecution of all the police officers implicated in her death in a statement released on Monday by the Force spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
Adejobi said, “The IGP, who described the incident as unfortunate and sad, has ordered speedy investigation and prosecution of the officers responsible for the ugly and unprofessional act, which doesn’t portray the Nigeria Police Standard Operating Procedure and core values.”
In an effort to stop such unnecessary situations, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, stated that the police would review its rules of engagement.
Yakubu Maikyau, the NBA President, and his executive committee were keeping an eye on the situation, according to Ikechukwu Uwant to, the Lagos State chapter chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association.
Members of the union, according to him, also met with the state commissioner of police and the DPO of the Ajiwe Police Station to ensure that justice was done.
Akorede Lawal, the NBA’s national publicity secretary, claimed in a statement that the union president had asked the authorities to release information on the murdered officer.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, promised the attorney prompt justice.
In a statement released on Monday by his chief press secretary, Gboyega Akosile, Sanwo-Olu said that his administration would not stand for the murder of residents by law enforcement officials who were supposed to be guarding them.