The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu has shared his condolences with the family of dead lawyer, Omobolanle Raheem.
Raheem was shot dead on Christmas day by a police officer in Lagos while she was returning from a Christmas outing in a car with her husband and her children.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the state Police spokesperson, confirmed the incident in a tweet.
Hundeyin also confirmed that the police officers involved have been arrested.
“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.
In his reaction, Tinubu described the incident as an ‘avoidable tragedy’ as he underscored the need for an urgent reform of the Nigeria Police.
The APC standard bearer also tasked the inspector general to ensure speedy justice for Bolanle.
He tweeted, “I share the grief and frustration of Nigerians over the senseless killing of Mrs. Ombolanle Raheem by a police officer on Christmas Day in Lagos.
“The avoidable tragedy, which cost a family a beloved member and our country a diligent legal professional, underscores, yet again, the crucial importance and urgency of reforming the Nigeria Police Force.
“While I send my sincere condolences to Omobolanle’s family, I urge the Inspector General of Police and other responsible authorities and demonstrate even greater dedication to the nationwide implementation of measures designed to uphold professionalism within the force.”