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Justice: ASP Dramdi Vandi appears in court, remanded for 30 days over Omobolanle Raheem’s death

Photo Collage of ASP Drambi Vandi, Court Gavel, and Late Mrs. Omobolanle Raheem Credit: Channels TV

*A Chief Magistrate has granted the request of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice and ordered  murder suspect ASP Drambi Vandi be remanded in Ikoyi Correctional Centre, for first 30 days in line with the provision of the law, pending Nigeria Police’s further investigation

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

A Magistrate Court in Lagos State Friday, December 30, 2022, remanded ASP Drambi Vandi at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre over the alleged murder of Mrs. Omobolanle Raheem, a lawyer, whom the accused reportedly shot at Sunday, December 25, 2022, at Ajah Roundabout in the state.

Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, appeared at the Yaba Magistrate Court before Chief Magistrate C.A. Adedayo for the suspect’s remand proceedings, report said.

It was learnt the Lagos State Ministry of Justice filed the remand proceeding, pursuant to Section 264 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law 2015 (as amended).

The Ministry stated: “The remand request had attached to it one count of Murder contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law Ch. C17 Vol. 3 Laws of Lagos State, 2015, an affidavit deposed to by O.R. Saliu (Ms.), an Assistant Director in the Ministry of Justice and the copy of the statement of the Suspect ASP Drambi Vandi.

“The Chief Magistrate granted the request of the Honourable Attorney-General and ordered the remand of the Suspect for the first 30 days in line with the provision of the law pending further investigation by the Police.

The Lagos State Government also said: “The Court directed the Police to forward the duplicate case file to the office of the DPP and adjourned the case to 30th of January, 2023, for the review of the remand Order and report on the Legal Advice by the DPP.”

The Attorney-General appeared with Ms. Titilayo Shitta-Bey, Solicitor General of Lagos State; the Director of Public Prosecutions, Dr. Babajide Martins; Deputy Director, Adebayo Haroun; O/C Legal Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State Command, Y.O. Cardoso; and Assistant Director, O.R. Saliu, while Moses Jah-Nissi appeared for ASP Drambi Vandi.

It is recalled that Mr. Usman Alkali Baba, Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police (IGP),  recommended ASP Vandi’s suspension to create an enabling environment for necessary legal procedures to uphold justice in the case without interference.

The Police Service Commission (PSC) also approved the suspension, directing that the final investigation into the matter be concluded to enable the commission to take further necessary action, report said.

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