National Human Rights Commission Condemns Murder Of Female Lawyer By Police Officer

Written by on December 27, 2022

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Chief Tony Ojukwu has condemned yet another killing of a female lawyer Barrister Bolanle Raheem by a policeman in Ajah, Lagos State.

Ojukwu, who was reacting to the unfortunate death of the lawyer said in a statement by the Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs and External Linkages of the Commission, Fatimah Agwai Mohammed that, the incident is regrettable, adding that the officer has fallen short of standard operating procedure and professional ethics of the Nigerian Police Force.

He called in the hierarchy of the Nigerian Police to, as a matter of necessity always ensure that officers who bear arms must, by all means, be mentally balanced and respect the rules of engagement of the police force saying enough is enough of these avoidable deaths.

While commending the High police command for immediately taking necessary action to arrest and put the errant officer in custody, Ojukwu said the Commission will continue to monitor the process of investigation and prosecution of the errant officer to ensure that justice is adequately served.

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