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BOLANLE RAHEEM: Hubby Recounts How policeman killed His Pregnant Wife 

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How my colleague killed Lagos lawyer during a stop-and-search — Police witness

BOLANLE RAHEEM: Hubby Recounts How policeman killed His Pregnant Wife 

 

BOLANLE RAHEEM– Gbenga Raheem, the husband of a female lawyer, Omobolanle, who was shot dead by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Drambi Vandi, has narrated how his wife, Bolanle Raheem, was killed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gbenga spoke on Monday when sympathisers visited his house in the Ajah area of Lagos State.

 

 

 

BOLANLE RAHEEM: Hubby Recounts How policeman killed His Pregnant Wife 

 

The 41-year-old woman was rushed to a hospital, where she was confirmed dead.

 

 

 

 

 

Our correspondents gathered that the woman, who had a child, was seven-month pregnant when tragedy struck.

 

 

 

 

 

Vandi, who was attached to the Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah, Lagos State, was said to have spent 33 years in the police force.

 

The victim’s husband, Gbenga, said, “On December 25, my wife, nieces, nephews, and cousins, who had come for the holiday, all went to church. On our way back, my wife said since it was Christmas Day, we should take everyone out, so, we went to a supermarket at Abraham Adesanya, then to Domino’s Pizza.

 

 

 

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“After that, we headed towards Ajah to do a U-turn to come back to Abraham Adesanya. When we took the U-turn, we saw policemen stopping some vehicles. As we approached them, they said we should stop, and in the process, we heard a loud sound on my wife’s side window. All of a sudden, I saw blood gushing out of her chest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I immediately ran out; my sister-in-law, who was also with us, ran out and held the policeman; he cocked his gun at her too. Talking to him was pointless, so I went to see if anything could be done; I saw my wife gasping for breath, and by that time, my sister-in-law had brought the policeman into the car and pushed him into the front seat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We drove to a hospital but they said they couldn’t handle it; we eventually took her to Grandville Hospital, where she was confirmed dead. The policemen took her body and put it in the truck; they wanted me to follow them but I said I needed to go and settle my children.”

 

 

 

 

 

Bolanle, a graduate of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, recently moved from litigation practice to property law.

 

 

 

 

She was the Chief Executive Officer of Croston Homes and co-founder, City Building, a real estate and property development company.

 

The deceased worshipped with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Olive Tree Parish, Banana Island, Ikoyi. Lagos, where she functioned as a Sunday school teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, in a statement on Monday by the Force spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, ordered speedy prosecution of all the policemen involved in her killing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adejobi said, “The IGP, who described the incident as unfortunate and sad, has ordered speedy investigation and prosecution of the officers responsible for the ugly and unprofessional act, which doesn’t portray the Nigeria Police Standard Operating Procedure and core values.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the police would carry out a reappraisal of its rules of engagement in a bid to put an end to such avoidable incidents.

 

He said, “The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Abiodun Alabi, has expressed heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Barrister Bolanle Raheem, who was shot dead by a police officer in Ajah on Sunday, December 25, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“On the instruction of the Commissioner of Police, the errant officer has since been taken into custody alongside his team members. The CP has equally directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, for an in-depth investigation.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos State chapter, Ikechukwu Uwanna, on Monday, said the NBA President, Yakubu Maikyau, and his executive committee were monitoring the situation.

 

He said members of the union also met the DPO of Ajiwe Police Station and the state Commissioner of Police to ensure that justice prevailed.

The NBA National Publicity Secretary, Akorede Lawal, in a statement, said the union president had demanded that the police disclose the details of the killer cop.

He said, “The NBA president has engaged the police authorities, including the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 2, (Mr Bode Adeyinka Adeleke) as well as the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, (Mr Abiodun Alabi). In this regard, the NBA is able to report that the Lagos State Police Command has confirmed that the suspected murderer of our member is one ASP Drambi Vandi, an officer, who has been in the police service for 33 years!

“The NBA president has informed the police of the resolve of the NBA to be a complainant in this case along with the family of late Mrs Omobolanle Raheem.”

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, promised speedy justice for the lawyer.

Sanwo-Olu, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, on Monday, stated that his administration would not tolerate the killing of citizens by law enforcers who should protect them.

He said, “I’m aware that the Lagos State Police Command has arrested, disarmed and detained the police officers involved in the shooting incident. I can assure you that the accused persons will have their day in court and nothing will be spared under the laws of Lagos State until justice is served adequately. We will ensure that it is done speedily because justice delayed is justice denied.”

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Primate Ayodele Visits Police Stations, FRSC Office In 17 Days Of Appreciation And Philanthropic Impact

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Primate Ayodele Visits Police Stations, FRSC Office In 17 Days Of Appreciation And Philanthropic Impact

 

 

 

 

 

The Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has visited police stations in Lagos state and federal road safety corps (FRSC) office in his ongoing 17 days of appreciation and philanthropic impact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today Wednesday, 8th Of February 2023, being the 11th day of the programme, the man of God visited about 10 police stations and FRSC offices in Lagos state to appreciate the officers and encourage them in their service to the country.

 

 

 

 

Primate Ayodele who has always spoken well of the Nigerian police was well received by the officers with smiles on their faces. The FRSC officers were also delighted by the visit of the prominent man of God who has always identified with them annually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During his visit to these institutions, Primate Ayodele appreciated the officers for rendering quality services to the country, while encouraging them to do more. He also prayed for God’s protection upon their lives and families.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘’My visit here is to appreciate you for the many good works you have been doing in the country. You have ensured that lives and properties of the citizens are secured by all means despite the criticism against your institution. I want to encourage you not to listen to detractors but remain focused on your job. I pray God continues to protect you and your families as you carry out your duties’’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simultaneously, free medical services were held at the church’s Lagos headquarters today for the aged, physically challenged and youths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since the beginning of the 17 Days of Appreciation and Philanthropic Impact, Primate Ayodele has been to the homes of the aged, sick and downtrodden. He has also visited several schools in Lagos and Ogun state.

 

 

 

Primate Ayodele Visits Police Stations, FRSC Office In 17 Days Of Appreciation And Philanthropic Impact

 

 

 

 

The man of God will continue this programme till Tuesday, 14th Of February, 2023 when the grand finale will be celebrated with different categories of empowerment to the widows, students, youths, church members, journalists, and many more.

 

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BUA GROUP, FG FLAG-OFF N116bn CONSTRUCTION OF 132KILOMETRES KANO-KAZAURE-KONGOLAM DUAL CARRIAGE ROAD UNDER PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER 007

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BUA GROUP, FG FLAG-OFF N116bn CONSTRUCTION OF 132KILOMETRES KANO-KAZAURE-KONGOLAM DUAL CARRIAGE ROAD UNDER PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER 007

BUA GROUP, FG FLAG-OFF N116bn CONSTRUCTION OF 132KILOMETRES KANO-KAZAURE-KONGOLAM DUAL CARRIAGE ROAD UNDER PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER 007

 

 

BUA Group, one of Africa’s largest infrastructure conglomerates, has flagged off the expansion and dualization of the 132km Kano-Kazaure-Kongolam highway in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing in line with the Presidential Executive Order 007 Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 116billion Naira project was flagged-off by the Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, in a ceremony in Kazaure, Jigawa State, and will pass through Kano, Jigawa, and Katsina states from Dawanau Roundabout in Kano State to Kongolam in Katsina State. According to the Minister, BUA Group will be the sole financier of the project to dualize the 132 km road as part of its ongoing commitment to infrastructure development. Also present we the Honourable Minister for Water resources, Engr Suleiman Adamu, and the minister of State for Works and Housing, Hon. Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub and various emirs.

 

 

 

 

Speaking at the official ceremony, Kabiru Rabiu, Group Executive Director of BUA Group, said that BUA remains committed to partnering with the Government on critical projects and initiatives that will fast-track human, social, and infrastructural development across the country. According to Rabiu, BUA Group which is solely financing the project, has already mobilized equipment to site and has the capacity, expertise, and resources to complete the road on schedule. He also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing for approving the project and restated the Group’s commitment to delivering a dual carriage road that will rank amongst the best in Africa. According to Kabiru Rabiu, the dualization project which is being solely financed by BUA Group is a demonstration of BUA’s commitment to infrastructural development within Nigeria. He also commended the major roles played by the Minister of Works and Housing, Minister of water resources as well as the Minister of Finance and budget planning in actualizing the project.

 

 

 

 

In his speech, the Minister of Works and Housing, H.E Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), reiterated the commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration towards infrastructural development. According to Fashola, the 116billion Naira Kano-Kongolam highway which is being constructed by BUA Group with allied infrastructure, will complement the ongoing rail infrastructure projects of the federal government in the North West region of Nigeria, and also open up more economic opportunities for Nigeria and the greater West African region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fashola further stated that the best way to develop the country was through Public Community Private Partnership, (PCPP) given the ₦348trillion injection needed over a 10-year period to bridge the nation’s infrastructure gap. Fashola further applauded the management of BUA Group for its continuous effort in infrastructural development and emphasized the need for the State Governors of Jigawa, Kano and Katsina and traditional institutions to remove all encumbrances on the Right-of-Way of the project so as to allow the Contractor have full access to the width of the carriageway for the continued execution of the project for which implementation has already commenced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On this part, the Honourable Minister for State (works and Housing), Hon. Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub said, “It’s a very big project that traverses the 3 states of Kano, Jigawa and Katsina states. The project will further open up the country by enabling access to neighbouring countries i.e. Niger Republic via Katsina State. The road, when completed, will feature three bridges – Ungoggo Roundabout, Kazaure and Daura and also include pedestrian crossings at eight locations along the project corridor and solar street lights for safe driving during nighttime which will be critical to development in the three states. The Honourable Minister for Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, during his speech, urged the contractor, BUA Group, to ensure the highest quality in the construction process and adhere to responsible ESG practices throughout the lifetime of the project. “I am proud to be associated with this project which will have massive developmental impact on the people of Jigawa, Kano and Katsina states. The government will continue to support initiatives and partnerships such as this and we are certain this project and others of a similar nature, will help improve the economic status and quality of life of Nigerians”, he added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The expanded Kano-Kongolam dual carriage highway upon completion, will connect three states namely; Kano, Jigawa, and Katsina and improve interstate travel, make it easier to trade goods and services between the three states, and serve as a major artery for intra-African trade.

 

BUA GROUP, FG FLAG-OFF N116bn CONSTRUCTION OF 132KILOMETRES KANO-KAZAURE-KONGOLAM DUAL CARRIAGE ROAD UNDER PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER 007

 

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Amb. Okoro appoints Chief Charles Nwangwa as DG of his campaign

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Amb. Okoro appoints Chief Charles Nwangwa as DG of his campaign*

*Amb. Okoro appoints Chief Charles Nwangwa as DG of his campaign*

By Collins Nkwocha

The AA governorship candidate, Amb. Chijioke Okoro has appointed Chief Charles Nwangwa, Akajiugo 1 of Ngwa as the DG of his governorship campaign council.

 

 

 

 

Amb. Okoro appoints Chief Charles Nwangwa as DG of his campaign*

Chief Nwangwa who never hid his love for a new dawn in Abia state has promised to work tirelessly in order to on ensure that Amb. Okoro gets into the government house and bring the needed transformation and advancement in the state.

His appointment was officially done today and the entire AA party is banking on his wealth of experience to move into the Abia state government house this year as the election is scheduled for March 11th, 2023.

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