Court to Decide Over Case of Police Officer Who Shot Lawyer

Court to Decide Over Case of Police Officer Who Shot Lawyer

Mohammed Taoheed 

The Lagos High Court will deliver judgment on Monday in the case of a police officer, Darambi Vandi, who is 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 adoption of final written addresses by parties in the suit.

Recall that Vandi was arraigned on Jan. 16 on a count charge of murder although he pleaded not guilty.

Meanwhile, the court granted an accelerated hearing on the case.

Lagos State Government alleged that the defendant shot Raheem in the chest on Dec. 25, 2022, at Ajah Roundabout, on Lekki- Expressway, Lagos State, an offence that contravenes Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Meanwhile, the prosecution team led by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo, called a total of 11 witnesses, including eight police officers.

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