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Landmark Verdict: Nigerian Police Officer ASP Darambi Vandi Sentenced to Death by Hanging for Murder of Lawyer Bolanle Raheem, Bringing Closure To The Tragic Case

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Landmark Verdict: Nigerian Police Officer ASP Darambi Vandi Sentenced to Death by Hanging for Murder of Lawyer Bolanle Raheem, Bringing Closure To The Tragic Case

Following a tragic incident on December 25, 2022, wherein Nigerian police officer ASP Darambi Vandi shot and killed Lagos-based lawyer Mrs. Omobolanle Raheem, justice has been served. The Lagos High Court has convicted and sentenced Vandi to death by hanging for the murder of Mrs Raheem.

The fatal shooting occurred as Mrs Raheem was returning home from a Christmas service at Ajah Under-bridge. , attached to Ajiwe Police Station, fled the scene with his colleagues after the incident, sparking widespread outrage nationwide.

Despite initially pleading not guilty to the charge of murder when first arraigned in January 2023, Vandi has now been found guilty and sentenced accordingly by Justice Ibironke Harrison. This verdict underscores the importance of accountability within law enforcement and sends a strong message regarding the consequences of unlawful actions.

The decision brings a measure of closure to the family and loved ones of the deceased while reaffirming the commitment of the justice system to uphold the rule of law and protect the rights of citizens.

Seeking Justice: Bolanle Raheem’s Family’s Pursuit for Compensation Under The Administration Of Criminal Justice Act Of Nigerian.

Under the Administration of Criminal Justice Act of Nigeria, compensation to the family of the late Bolanle Raheem by the murderer, ASP Darambi Vandi, would typically follow a process outlined by the Act.

Firstly, the family of the deceased may file a civil suit against ASP Vandi seeking compensation for damages incurred as a result of Mrs Raheem’s death. This could include compensation for loss of income, emotional distress, funeral expenses, and any other relevant damages.

The court handling the criminal case against ASP Vandi may also order restitution as part of his sentencing. Restitution would require ASP Vandi to pay a specified amount of money to the family of the deceased as part of his punishment for the crime.

It’s important to note that the specific amount of compensation or restitution awarded would be determined by the court based on the evidence presented and the circumstances of the case. The Administration of Criminal Justice Act of Nigeria provides a framework for ensuring that victims of crime receive appropriate compensation and that offenders are held accountable for their actions.

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