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Bolanle Raheem’s Murder: Court to deliver judgment Oct. 9



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

A Lagos High Court will on Monday deliver judgment in the case of a police officer, Darambi Vandi, charged with shooting dead a Lagos-based lawyer, Mrs Omobolanle Raheem, on Christmas Day.

The court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square gave the judgment date on July 13, after the reception of the last composed addresses by parties in the suit.

Vandi was summoned on Jan. 16 on a count charge of homicide yet argued not blameworthy.

The court allowed a sped-up hearing working on this issue.

Lagos State Government affirmed that the respondent shot Raheem in the chest on Dec. 25, 2022, at Ajah Indirect, on Lekki-Freeway, Lagos Express, an offence that negates Segment 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The indictment group driven by the Principal legal officer and Magistrate for Equity, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo, called a sum of 11 observers, including eight cops.

The indictment likewise introduced two onlookers and a pathologist.

Among the arraignment witnesses is Insp Matthew Ameh, who purportedly worked with the litigant at the hour of the supposed homicide.

The arraignment shut its case on Feb. 25.

On Feb. 28, the respondent, through his guidance, Mr Gbenro Gbadamosi, recorded an application, asking the court to suppress the charge against him.

Gbadamosi contended that the proof of the arraignment witnesses was conflicting and didn’t connect the litigant to the supposed homicide.

On April 3, the court, be that as it may, excused the no-case accommodation.

Equity Ibironke Harrison held that the arraignment laid out adequate oral and narrative proof connecting the respondent to the supposed wrongdoing, which required clarification from him.

Harrison added that proof by the respondent would reveal insight into what occurred.

On May 31, the respondent gave proof and shut his case.

His advice had let the court know that Vandi was the sole protection witness.

On July 13, the gatherings embraced their composed addresses, and the court saved judgment until Oct. 9.