The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the suspension of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Drambi Vandi for shooting and killing female lawyer Bolanle Raheem.
The suspension is contained in a statement issued by the commission’s spokesman Ikechukwu Ani in Abuja on Thursday.
It is with immediate effect.
Mr Ani said the commission had also directed that the final investigation into the matter is concluded to enable the commission take further necessary action.
“The commission, in a letter to the Inspector General of Police (I-G), signed by its acting Chairman, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, retired has carefully examined the facts of the case.
“It has granted the approval of the suspension of the officer from duty with immediate effect after observing allegations brought against him,” Ani said.
He added that the commission had earlier condemned the unprovoked killing of the lawyer and had demanded a thorough investigation into the matter.
Ani said the commission has also called for proper training of Police personnel on weapon management.
Raheem was shot and killed by Vandi attached to Ajiwe Police Station in Ajah, Lagos State on Christmas Day.