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Lagos State Police command said it has arrested an Assistance Superintendent of Police (ASP) attached to Ajah Division for allegedly killing a female lawyer on Christmas Day.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Lagos Police spokesman, confirmed the arrest on Monday, stating that the two other police officers who were with the ASP were also arrested for interrogation.

“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 State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for further investigations,’’ Hundeyin stated.

Hundeyin also stated that the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Abiodun Alabi, had been in touch with the family of the deceased and with the Nigerian Bar Association over the ugly incident.

“Mr Alabi has given firm assurances that justice will definitely prevail,’’ Hundeyin further stated.

Informant247 earlier reported a lawyer, Mrs. Omobolanle Raheem was on Sunday killed by a police officer at Ajiwe area of Ajah, when her family was on its way back from church, in which the incident threw the community into confusion as the suspected policeman and his team fled the scene immediately.

A source said the woman was trying to make a U-turn under the Ajah Bridge when the ASP allegedly shot at her vehicle and the bullet hit her.

“She was rushed to a hospital where she was confirmed dead,’’ the source said.

However, the police officer was later caught and detained by operatives of Ajah police division.

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