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Court remands killer officer, Drambi Vandi till January

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A Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, on Friday, remanded the killer of Mrs Omobolanle Raheem, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Drambi Vandi in detention until January 30, 2023.

Vandi shot and killed Mrs Raheem in Lagos on Christmas Day in Ajah area of Lagos.

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The killer cop remand was a sequel to a one-count charge of murder filed before the court by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN.

The one-count charge reads: “That you ASP Drambi Vandi on the 25th day of December 2022, at Ajah Road, along the Lekki Expressway, Lagos, unlawfully killed one Omobolanle Raheem by shooting the deceased in the chest contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.”

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The charge was signed by the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Dr Babajide Martins.

After the charge, the Attorney General applied for the remand of the defendant under Section 264 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Lagos, 2015.

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He said that the basis for the remand is to allow the police conclude its investigations into the matter.

The Chief Magistrate, Miss Adeola Olatunbosun granted the request, and ordered the defendant to be remanded at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre.

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She further ordered that the case file be duplicated and sent to the DPP for legal advice.

She thereafter adjourned to January 30, 2023, to await legal advice.(Western Post)

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