Court Sentences Killer Cop To Death For Killing Lagos Lawyer

The Convicted Killer Cop, ASP Vandi& The Killed Lawyer, Mrs. Raheem

Justice Ibironke Harrison of the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), High Court, Lagos, today, convicted and sentenced suspended Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Drambi Vandi to death by hanging for the murder of a Lagos-based lawyer, Mrs Omobolanle Raheem.

Justice Harrison gave the verdict after holding that the prosecution had proven its case against the convict beyond all reasonable doubt.

The Judge, in the judgment that lasted for over two hours, held that it was only the convict that had the opportunity to commit the crime even though no eyewitness saw him fire the shot.

The court also held that the evidence of the 11 witnesses who testified for the prosecution was credible and convincing enough to convict the suspended Police officer.

Justice Harrison, therefore, sentenced the convict to death, stating tha: “You are to be hung by the neck until you are dead. May God have mercy on your soul.”

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

Vandi had faced a one-count charge of murder contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.