By Peace Akinyode
Nigerian TV personality, Bolanle Olukanni, has expressed grief over the death of Lagos-based lawyer, Bolanle Raheem, who was killed on Christmas day by a police officer.
PUNCH Metro reported that Raheem, her sister, and four children were returning from a Christmas outing in their car at about 11am when an Assistant Superintendent of Police attached to Ajah Division tried to stop them.
A source said the deceased was trying to make a U-turn under the Ajah Bridge when the ASP allegedly shot at her vehicle and the bullet hit her.
In a statement shared via tweet, Police Spokesperson, Benjamin Hudeyin confirmed the incident as well as the arrest of officers involved.
“Unfortunate and avoidable incident that was. The ASP that shot and two others with him have since been taken into custody.
“They are to be moved to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for further investigations,” he wrote.
Olukanni, who claimed that the Raheem was her real estate agent decried the use of the phrase “unfortunate” by the police spokesperson.
According to her “An unfortunate incident is a flat tyre, an unfortunate incident is water flooding my house.”
“A mother and wife was killed and you use the words unfortunate. I pray no one ever describes your family with those words . Nonsense,” she wrote in the tweet shared on Monday.
Describing Raheem as a hardworking and positive-minded person, Olukanni revealed that the lawyer helped her in realising her goal of buying a landed property.
“Bolanle Raheem was my real estate agent,” Olukanni tweeted.
“She supported me in my goal and was always cheering me on. She was so hardworking , positive and such a cheerful spirit. She has a husband and child. I can’t even say more. The Nigerian police are killers.”
The killing of Raheem has sparked outrage on social media, with Nigerians demanding police reforms.
Source: The Punch