January 28, 2023

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COURT GRANTS LAGOS ATTORNEY GENERAL’S REQUEST TO REMAND ALLEGED KILLER COP, ASP DRAMBI VANDI 

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ASP Drambi Vandi, at the Magistrate court, Yaba, Lagos State

Chief Magistrate Mrs. C.A. Adedayo, at the Yaba Magistrate Court, has granted the request of the Lagos State Attorney-General hence, ordered the remand of the cops, ASP Drambi Vandi, for the first 30 days.

Chief Magistrate Mrs. C.A. Adedayo, at the Yaba Magistrate Court, has granted the request of the Lagos State Attorney-General hence, ordered the remand of the cops, ASP Drambi Vandi, for the first 30 days.

The suspect, ASP Drambi Vandi, was alleged to have fired the shot that ultimately killed barrister Omobolanle Raheem, which sad event occurred on the 25th of December 2022, at the Ajah Roundabout, Ajah, on Christmas day, in the Lekki area.

In a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, the remand proceeding was filed pursuant to Section 264 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law 2015 (As amended).

Late Barrister Omobolanle Raheem, Slain by a Police bullet, 25th December 2022

The remand request had attached to it one count of Murder contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law Ch. C17 Vol. 3 Laws of Lagos State, 2015, an affidavit deposed to by O.R. Saliu (Ms.) an Assistant Director in the Ministry of Justice and the copy of the statement of the Suspect, ASP Drambi Vandi.

The Chief Magistrate granted the request of the Attorney-General and ordered the remand of the Suspect for the first 30 days in line with the provision of the law pending further investigation by the Police.

The Court directed the Police to forward the duplicate case file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP and adjourned the case to the 30th of January, 2023, for the review of the remand Order and report on the Legal Advice by the DPP.

The Attorney-General appeared alongside Ms. Titilayo Shitta-Bey, the Solicitor General of Lagos State; Dr. Babajide Martins, the Director of Public Prosecutions; Adebayo Haroun, Deputy Director; Y.O. Cardoso, O/C Legal Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State Command and O.R. Saliu, Assistant Director while Moses Jah-Nissi appeared for ASP Drambi Vandi.

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