The photos of a Lagos lawyer, Bolanle Raheem who was killed by a police officer in the Ajah area of the state have emerged on social media.
As earlier reported by online media, the lawyer was shot by the officer around the Ajah Bridge area on Sunday according to sources.
The bullet from the police officer’s gun penetrated the car she was in and struck Raheem.
Though she was rushed to the hospital after the incident, she didn’t survive it and was confirmed dead at the hospital.
A version of the unfortunate incident said the lawyer, her sister, and children were coming from an eatery in their car around 11am when the police operative tried to stop them but shot at the driver.
Another report says the woman and her family were returning from church and was sitting beside her husband when the police shot at her and fled the scene.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, has confirmed the incident, describing it as unfortunate and avoidable.
He however added that the affected officer and those with him have been arrested and are in custody while investigations go on.
He wrote: “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.”