A Lagos State High Court will on Monday (Jan.16) begin trial of ASP Drambi Vandi, who allegedly killed a Lagos-based lawyer, Mrs Omobolanle Raheem, on Christmas Day.
Vandi, attached to Ajiwe Police Station in Ajah, Lagos State, allegedly shot Raheem dead while she was returning from an outing with her family members.
The alleged murder occurred at Ajah.
According to a statement signed by Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), the trial would be before Justice I.O. Harrison at the Tafawa Balewa Square.
“The trial of ASP Vandi who allegedly killed Raheem on Dec. 25, 2022, along Ajah Expressway will commence before Justice I.O. Harrison at a Lagos High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS),” he said.
Vandi appeared before Chief Magistrate C.A. Adedayo on Dec. 30, 2022, a day after the Police Service Commission approved his suspension over the alleged killing.
Adedayo ordered that he should be kept at the Ikoyi custodial facility pending advice of Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions.
Vandi will be tried under Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.