Bolanle Raheem’s Murder: Court to deliver judgment October

A Lagos High Court will on Monday deliver judgment in the case of a police officer, Drambi Vandi, charged with shooting dead a Lagos-based lawyer, Omobolanle Raheem, on Christmas Day.

The court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square gave the judgment date on July 13, after the adoption of final written addresses by parties in the suit.

Vandi was arraigned on January 16 on a count charge of murder but pleaded not guilty. The court granted an accelerated hearing on the case.

Lagos State Government alleged that the defendant shot Raheem in the chest on Dec. 25, 2022, at Ajah Roundabout, on Lekki- Expressway, Lagos State, an offence that contravenes Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The prosecution team led by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, called a total of 11 witnesses, including eight police officers and presented two eyewitnesses and a pathologist.

Among the prosecution witnesses is Inspector Matthew Ameh, who allegedly worked with the defendant at the time of the alleged murder.

The prosecution closed its case on Feb. 25.

On Feb. 28, the defendant, through his counsel, Gbenro Gbadamosi, filed an application, praying the court to quash the charge against him.

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