Bolanle Raheem: Osinbajo Reaches Out To Family Of Slain Lagos Lawyer
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has reached out to the family of Bolanle Raheem, the lawyer who was killed by a trigger-happy police officer on Christmas day in Lagos.
Mrs Raheem, who was pregnant, was fatally shot on December 25 by a police officer attached to the Ajiwe police division in the Ajah area of the state.
Gbenga, husband of the Lagos-based lawyer, and other members of her family have been receiving guests since the unfortunate incident.
Osinbajo contacted the husband and family on December 28 to condole and pray with them, even though aides say he has been away on vacation since Christmas Day when he preached at the Aso Villa Chapel.
The murder of the late Raheem on Christmas day has sparked reactions from Nigerians from different walks of life, including condolences for the family and prayers for the repose of her soul.
The vice president, during the phone call made from his vacation, also assured the deceased family of justice and prayed to God to give them the fortitude to bear the loss.
The late Raheem was a member of the Olive Parish of the RCCG in Ikoyi, where Osinbajo was a pastor up until 2015 when he took office as Vice President.
Aside the vice president, other prominent Nigerians including President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, have also condemned the killing and commiserated with the Raheem family.