President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, directed police authorities to take “the strongest possible action” against its officers being detained over the killing of a pregnant Lagos lawyer, Omobolanle Raheem.
Raheem was shot dead by an Assistant Superintendent of Police on Christmas Day in the Ajah area of Lagos.
President Buhari, who condemned the lawyer’s “heinous and senseless” killing, said he was “deeply shocked and saddened” to learn of the brutal carnage.
This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by presidential media aide, Malam Garba Shehu.
The statement 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.
“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 said.