December 28, 2022

Buhari condemns Raheem’s killing, asks IGP to ‘take action against killers’


President Muhammadu Buhari


—Says justice must be done

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday night condemned the “heinous and senseless” killing of Omobolanle Raheem, a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) shot by on-duty policemen on Christmas Day.

The President in a statement issued by h8s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu on Tuesday said he was deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the brutal killing and directed the police authorities to take “the strongest possible action” against the culprits already held in detention.

President Buhari said the incident is 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.

He said,  “In this hour of grief, the nation stands in solidarity with the bereaved family and the NBA. I assure you that justice will be done in this case.”