A trigger-happy Nigerian policeman on Sunday reportedly shot dead a lawyer, Mrs Omobolanle Raheem, while she was returning home from a Christmas service at Ajah Under-bridge in Lagos.
According to Sahara Reporters, the police officer who shot the lawyer on Sunday, Christmas Day, is reportedly attached to Ajiwe Police Station.
After killing Omobolanle Raheem, the policeman with his colleagues ran away from the scene. Another group of policemen later came and took her remains to a mortuary in the Yaba area of the state and vanished.
According to a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Lagos Branch, Yvonne, who confirmed the gruesome killing to newsmen, the officer had asked the husband of the deceased to park well, and immediately the officer shot at close range.
Yvonne said, “They (the family of the deceased) have taken the matter to Ajiwe Police Station. The police officer is from Ajiwe station. Her husband was the one driving, while Barr. Omobolanle was seated in the front with her husband.
“The officer asked them to park and they needed the vehicle in front to move so they can park well, and immediately the police officer shot at a close range right into her chest. On seeing what happened, the remaining police officers on duty there absconded.
“After a while, some policemen came and moved her body to the mortuary in Yaba, without obtaining any consent from her family members. Currently, her family has located where they moved her body to.
When contacted, Vice Chairman of the NBA Lagos Branch, Abiye Tam-George, described the incident as shocking.
The Command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin has not given an official response to the situation.