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Bolanle Raheem: Mr Macaroni reacts to killing of Lagos lawyer by police on Christmas Day

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Comedian Mr Macaroni has reacted to the killing of Lagos lawyer Bolanle Raheem by an assistant superintendent of police (ASP) in Lagos on Christmas day.

Mrs. Raheem was in a vehicle with members of her family when the suspect fatally shot her.

In a Twitter post on Boxing Day, Mr Macaroni described the killing as barbaric and demanded that those responsible must pay.

He wrote “A Nigerian Police Officer from Ajiwe division shot and killed Bolanle Raheem on Xmas day. It is from this same division an Officer killed Gafaru Buraimoh about two weeks ago. This barbarism by the Nigerian Police must come to an end. These Murderers must pay for their crimes!!!”

In another tweet, the citizen activist alleged that insecurity and extrajudicial killings have worsened in Lagos under Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

His words “Dear Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the level of Insecurity, oppression, brutality and extrajudicial killings since you became governor has worsened. You don’t control the police? Ok. But you are the Chief Security Officer of the state. What are you doing about it sir?

Lagos police command spokesperson Benjamin Hundeyin has, however, confirmed the arrest of the policeman who shot Raheem.

In a message posted on Twitter, Mr Hundeyin said “Unfortunate and avoidable incident that was. The ASP that shot and two others with him have since been taken into custody. They are to be moved to the SCID for further investigation.”

Hundeyin added that the command condoles with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased.

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