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Police man, Vandi, who allegedly killed pregnant lawyer on Christmas Day says he has ‘no case’ to answer



A Lagos High Court has fixed April 3 to rule on a “no case submission” filed by the suspended Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, Drambi Vandi, who allegedly killed a Lagos-based lawyer, Omobolanle Raheem, on December 25, 2022.

Justice Ibironke Harrison picked the date after defence counsel, Mr. Adetokunbo Odutola, adopted his final written address on behalf of his client, on a no-case submission application filed before the court on February 20, 2023.

The Lagos State Government had on January 16 commenced the prosecution of ASP Drambi Vandi by calling its first witness, Inspector Matthew Ameh, a police Officer, present at the crime scene.

Vandi had however filed an application asking the court to dismiss the suit and discharge him claiming that he has no case to answer.

The defense counsel in his argument told the court to note that none of eyewitnesses saw the defendant shoot, claiming the bullet could not be linked with any of the firearms recovered from the police officers at the scene.

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Odutola also urged the court to note the testimony of the pathologist who confirmed that the death of the deceased was a result of a gunshot injury.

He also hinted at “inconsistency and contradictions of the prosecution witnesses “from top to bottom,” urging the court to quash the charge against the defendant and discharge him accordingly.

Oduola’s argument was, however, countered by the prosecution led by the Attorney General of Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), who claimed that the prosecution successfully made its case against the defendant

Onigbanjo urged the defendant to defend himself.

Justice Harrison, having listened to both sides, adjourned the matter till April 3 for ruling.

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