Bolanle Raheem: Burial postponed, lawyers to pay last respect

Barrister Bolanle Raheem

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Monday said it would schedule a special programme to honour Omobolanle Raheem, who was shot dead on the last Christmas Day.

Mrs Raheem was allegedly killed by a police officer while returning from an outing with her family at the Ajah area of Lagos State.

The NBA disclosed this in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Habeeb Lawal, in Lagos.

Mrs Raheem was reportedly shot by an assistant superintendent of police attached to the Ajiwe Police Station in Ajah, Lagos.

The suspect had since been remanded.

In the statement, the NBA said that new dates for the burial ceremonies of the late Mrs Raheem would be communicated.

“Contrary to the earlier announcement released by the family of the late Bolanle Raheem with regard to her burial arrangements, new dates will be announced soon.

“This is as a result of sensitive matters discussed with the family during the visit of the NBA President, Y.C. Maikyau (SAN), who led a delegation to the family.

“In addition, the NBA is planning a befitting event for lawyers to pay their last respect to their deceased colleague.

“This event will be championed by the NBA Lagos Branch and full details will be announced soon,” it said.