A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba has ordered that Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Drambi Vandi be remanded at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre until January 30, 2023.
Vandi shot and killed Bolanle Raheem, a Lagos-based female lawyer on Christmas Day in the Ajah area of Lagos.
Confirming this development was the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this in a tweet on Friday.
“Drambi Vandi was, this morning, arraigned in court and has been remanded at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre till January 30, 2023 to give room for DPP advice,” Hundeyin tweeted.
The arraignment followed a one-count charge filed against Vandi on Friday by the Attorney-General of Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN.
The charge read: “That you ASP Drambi Vandi on the 25th day of December 2022, at Ajah Road, along the Lekki Expressway, Lagos, unlawfully killed one Omobolanle Raheem by shooting the deceased in the chest contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.”
The Attorney-General appeared with the Solicitor General of Lagos State, Ms. Titilayo Shitta-Bey, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Dr. Babajide Martins, and the officer in charge of Legal, Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State Command, Yetunde Cardoso.
The prosecution team, led by the Attorney General, told The Chief Magistrate, Miss Adeola Olatunbosun, that the reason for the remand is to allow the police conclude its investigations into the matter.
Thereafter, the magistrate granted the request to remand Vandi at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre and ordered that the case file be duplicated and sent to the Director of Public Prosecution, Dr. Jide Martins, for legal advice.
The matter was subsequently adjourned to January 30, 2023 to await legal advice.