The death of Bolanle Raheem, a Nigerian lawyer, has sparked outrage and drawn attention to the issue of Police brutality and corruption in Nigeria.
The death of Bolanle Raheem, a Nigerian lawyer, has shocked many worldwide. A Police officer killed her on Christmas Day, which has ignited outrage in Nigeria and beyond.
The submission, which argues that no evidence supports the charges against Vandi, will be decided on April 3, 2023.
This update follows previous proceedings where the prosecution called witnesses and presented evidence to support their case against Vandi, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges of assault and causing grievous bodily harm to his wife.
The case has drawn the attention of advocates for victims of domestic violence in Nigeria, who have expressed concerns about the prevalence of such violence and the need for more support for victims.
Bolanle Raheem Death: What Happened?
Bolanle Raheem was a 43-year-old lawyer and mother of two whose death occurred after a Police officer, Drambi Vandi, on Christmas Day in Lagos, Nigeria, shot her.
According to eyewitnesses, Bolanle was driving with her sister and nephew when they were stopped at a Police checkpoint. The Police officer demanded a bribe, but Bolanle refused to pay.
This reportedly led to an argument, and the Police officer fired a shot, which hit Bolanle in the head, killing her instantly. The killing of Bolanle Raheem sparked outrage across Nigeria and beyond, with many calling for justice for her and other victims of Police brutality.
The incident also highlighted the issue of Police corruption in Nigeria, with many people accusing the Police of using their position to extort money from citizens.
Police Officer Drambi Vandi Charged With Murder
Following the killing of Bolanle Raheem, the Police officer who shot her, Drambi Vandi, was arrested and charged with murder.
The case was taken to court, and Drambi Vandi was remanded in custody pending the trial’s outcome.
The trial of Drambi Vandi began in February 2022, and it was closely watched by many people in Nigeria and around the world. The prosecution presented its case, arguing that Drambi Vandi had used excessive force and had no justification for shooting Bolanle Raheem.
On the other hand, the defense argued that Drambi Vandi had acted in self-defense and had no intention of killing Bolanle. After a long and emotional trial, the judge finally delivered his verdict. Drambi Vandi was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison.
The judge cited the overwhelming evidence against Drambi Vandi, including eyewitness accounts and forensic evidence, as the basis for his decision.
Darambi Vandi Trial Details Update
The trial of Darambi Vandi has continued in a Nigerian court as the prosecution and defense argue their case in front of Judge Bolanle Raheem.
Vandi is facing charges of assault and causing grievous bodily harm to his wife, which he has pleaded not guilty to.
The prosecution has called witnesses and presented evidence to support their case. In contrast, the defense has filed a no-case submission arguing that there is no evidence to support the charges against Vandi.
The judge presiding over the case, Bolanle Raheem, has now scheduled a date to rule on the no-case submission filed by the defense. This ruling will determine whether the case will continue or be dismissed.