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General News of Wednesday, 4 January 2023


Raheem: Police defend cop who killed pregnant lawyer, call him ‘nice man’

A composite of Drambi Vandi ,Olumuyiwa Adejobi and IGP Baba A composite of Drambi Vandi ,Olumuyiwa Adejobi and IGP Baba

The police have defended Drambi Vandi, a cop under investigation for killing a pregnant Lagos lawyer, Bolanle Raheem. The Nigerian police claimed Mr Vandi might have acted under a spell.

Police spokesman Olumuyiwa Adejobi, speaking on Splash FM Radio in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, in a recent interview, described Mr Vandi as a “very nice man” and likely a victim of diabolical manipulation.

“I’m sure many elders will know what they called efun, edi, aransi, asasi, ebilu… Whatever that happens in the physical realm is controlled in the spiritual realm. That’s the spiritual aspect of it,” said the police in defence of the cop.

Mr Adejobi added, “The man was never a drunk. In fact, I was told he is a very nice man. I know him… The guy has been a very good man. Forget the story that he was this or that while in Niger. He was never in Niger state command.”

“He is a very nice man. I think he is from Plateau state…”, Mr ‘Adejobi said.

Mr Vandi was arrested for shooting and killing Ms Raheem on Christmas Day.

He was arraigned before the Chief Magistrate Court, Yaba, on one count of murder and remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons pending legal advice from the director of public prosecution (DPP).