Buhari condemns killing of Lagos lawyer, presses for justice against culprits

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President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the heinous killing of Omobolanle Raheem, a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) who was shot by on-duty policemen on Christmas Day in Lagos.

The President in a statement issued by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said he was deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the brutal killing and directed the Police authorities to take “the strongest possible action” against the culprits already held in detention.

President Buhari said the incident was a stark reminder of the recurring menace of the mishandling of weapons and a wakeup call to law enforcement agencies, including the Police to ensure the full implementation of reforms instituted by the administration on the subject of weapons handling as well as the protection of the rights of citizens.

He assured the bereaved family and Nigeria Bar Association of justice over the death of their member, he said,

“In this hour of grief, the nation stands in solidarity with the bereaved family and the NBA. I assure that justice will be done in this case,” the President stated.

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