An Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Drambi Vandi, has been sentenced to death by hanging for killing pregnant Lagos-based lawyer, Omobolanle Raheem.
ASP Vandi was sentenced to death on Monday by Justice Ibironke Harrison of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Tafa Balewa Square after he was found guilty of murder.
The convict was arraigned by the Lagos State Government for shooting the 41-year-old pregnant lawyer to death at the Ajah under-bridge checkpoint on December 25, 2022.
The police officer was suspended following the outrage that greeted the incident.
He was initially charged with murder, but the court found him guilty of manslaughter as a result of a lack of intention on his part.
Eleven witnesses including eight policemen were called during the prosecution and 27 exhibits were tendered in evidence.
The convict solely testified in his defence.
The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge of murder contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Justice Ibironke Harrison held that the prosecution established sufficient oral and documentary evidence linking the defendant to the crime.