The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the immediate suspension of Assistant Superintendent of Police Drambi Vandi.
Vandi is the officer attached to the Ajah Divisional Headquarters of the Lagos State Police Command, who is responsible for the shooting and killing of Barrister Omobolanle Raheem.
The suspension takes immediate effect while the IGP is waiting for the detailed report on the incident.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Wednesday December 28, 2022.
According to the statement, the IGP noted that the recommendation for the suspension of the officer is in line with the internal disciplinary processes of the Force.
The IGP further noted that the suspension is also expected to create an enabling environment for necessary legal procedures to uphold justice in the case without interference.
“The suspension is without prejudice to the constitutional presumption of innocence in favour of the officer,” the IGP said.
Meanwhile, the IGP has reaffirmed the commitment of the Force to the Rule of Law and assured the public of his administration’s commitment to ensuring that justice is not just done but seen to have been manifestly done in the matter.
He therefore appeals to the public to be calm as all hands are on deck to ensure justice prevails while measures have been put in place to prevent future occurrences.