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Falz’ open letter to Sanwo-Olu over the death of Bolanle Raheem

Nigerian rapper and human right activist, Folarin Falana better known as Falz has written an open letter to the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the death of Lagos-based Lawyer, Bolanle Raheem.

Reports have it that on Christmas day, 25th December 2022, a police officer attached to the Ajiwe Police Station in the Lekki-Ajah area of Lagos State identified as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Dambri Vandi shot and killed the female legal practitioner, Bolanle Raheem while she was returning home from a Christmas service at Ajah Under-bridge. 

It was gathered that after killing Raheem, the policeman fled the scene with his colleagues before another set of policemen later took her remains to a mortuary in the Yaba area of the state.

Raheem’s death has since generated a nationwide outrage with Nigerians from all walks of life calling for the prosecution of the killer police officer and justice for the deceased who was also reportedly pregnant with twins.

Reacting to Bolanle’s death, Falz penned an open letter on Twitter to the Governor of Lagos state, Sanwolu-Olu, demanding justice and transparency.

He also did not fail to remind the Governor about all that went down during the EndSars protest in the state and how youth were tagged troublemakers for demanding better governance and the right treatment for law enforcement personnel.

Falz’ letter reads;

“@jidesanwoolu @PoliceNG When we refused to leave the streets in October 2020, we were referred to as recalcitrant #EndSars youth that just wanted to make trouble. TWO YEARS after a panel made recommendations regarding those cases, they have still not been implemented..

Another man in a police uniform took the life of a pregnant Bolanle Raheem on Christmas Day. 

If this person isn’t punished & all details PUBLISHED for everyone to see, I am afraid many will interpret that as an invitation to chaos. Humble advice”.

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