ASP Vandi Sentences To Death by Hanging For Killing Pregnant Lawyer

A Lagos State High Court has sentenced a suspended Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Drambi Vandi, to death by hanging for killing a pregnant Lagos-based lawyer Mrs. Omobolanle Raheem.

The presiding judge, Justice Ibironke Harrison sitting in Tafa Balewa Square, found the killer cop guilty of murder.

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

The incident sparked outrage on social media and the police officer was suspended.

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During the trial, the prosecution called eleven witnesses including 8 police officers and tenders 27 exhibits in evidence, while the convict solely testified in his defence.

The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge of murder contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Justice Ibironke Harrison held that the prosecution established sufficient oral and documentary evidence linking the defendant to the crime.

The judge ordered that the convict should be hanged by the neck till his death.






Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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