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Lagos court sentences ASP to death for killing a pregnant lawyer

ASP Case

A Lagos State High Court has sentenced a suspended Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Drambi Vandi, to death by hanging for killing a pregnant Lagos-based lawyer Mrs. Omobolanle Raheem.

The presiding judge, Justice Ibironke Harrison sitting in Tafa Balewa Square, found the killer cop guilty of murder.

The Lagos State government had arraigned Vandi before the court for allegedly shooting the 41-year-old pregnant lawyer to death at the Ajah under-bridge checkpoint on December 25, 2022.

The incident sparked outrage on social media and the police officer was suspended.

During the trial, the prosecution called eleven witnesses including eight police officers and tenders twenty seven exhibits in evidence, while the convict solely testified in his defence.

The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge of murder contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Justice Ibironke Harrison held that the prosecution established sufficient oral and documentary evidence linking the defendant to the crime.