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Osinbajo mourns female lawyer killed by police, contact family


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has contacted the family of Mrs Bolanle Raheem, the woman killed by a policeman on Christmas day in Lagos.


Bolanle, who was pregnant, was fatally shot on December 25 by a police officer attached to the Ajiwe police division in the Ajah area of the state.


The family of Bolanle, a Lagos-based lawyer, and Gbenga, the husband, have been receiving guests since the unfortunate incident.


Osinbajo contacted the husband and family on December 28 to condole and pray with them, even though aides said he has been away on vacation since Christmas Day when he preached at the Aso Villa Chapel.


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The murder of the Bolanle on Christmas day has sparked reactions from Nigerians from different walks of life, including condolences for the family and prayers for the repose of her soul.


The vice president, during the phone call made from his vacation, also assured the deceased family of justice and prayed to God to give them the fortitude to bear the loss.


Alongside President Muhammadu Buhari, Osinbajo, in the wake of the EndSARs protest in 2020, championed the reform of the police special units, eventually leading to the outright dissolution of the police anti-robbery squad.


Moreso, the vice president, while acting as president, directed an overhauling of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).


Osinbajo, had also, through the National Economic Council (NEC), directed the creation of judicial panels in states across the country that reviewed cases of police brutality and extra-judicial killings across the country in the ENDSARS aftermath.


Arising from those panels hundreds of millions have been paid as damages and compensations, even as the administration is expected to do more.


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