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NBA Demands N5b For Slain Lawyer’s Family


NBA Demands N5b For Slain Lawyer’s Family


The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has said it will demand at least N5billion compensation for the family of slain Lagos lawyer Mrs. Omobolanle Raheem.

It will also monitor the trial of Assistant Superintendent, Drambi Vandi, who shot and killed Mrs. Raheem in Lagos on Christmas Day.

NBA Lagos Branch member and rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), in a statement on Thursday, said he was appointed to lead the monitoring team.

Mrs. Raheem, an expectant mother, was in her car in the Ajah area of Lagos on her way back from church with her family when she was shot.

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Adegboruwa said: “The NBA Lagos in conjunction with the NBA President, Mr. Y.C. Mikyau, SAN, has decided to be part of the prosecution of the policeman as part of its efforts towards securing quick and effective justice for the family of the deceased.

“In this regard, the NBA will be partnering with the Ministry of Justice during the trial.

“Mr. Adegboruwa has in turn obtained relevant briefing from the Hon. Attorney-General of Lagos State and has secured the assurances of an accelerated prosecution once the case file is received from the police.”

“The NBA is also seeking monetary compensation for the family of Mrs. Raheem from the government of Lagos State, the Federal Government, and indeed the Nigeria Police Force and the Police Service Commission, through its Human Rights Committee.

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“The NBA will seek for payment of damages not less than five billion naira in addition to the prosecution of the killer cop.”

Adegboruwa urged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to follow the model that he adopted during the EndSARS Judicial Panel to “pay compensation to the family of Mrs. Raheem immediately since it is an established fact that her life was terminated illegally by a policeman.”

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