Gbenga Raheem, the husband of Lagos-based lawyer, Bolanle Raheem, who was shot to death by a police officer on Christmas Day, December 25, has recounted the unfortunate incident.
In a trending audio recording narrating the incident that led to the death of his pregnant wife, Gbenga said he, his wife, and other family members that had visited them for the holiday had gone to a nearby church for service on Christmas day.
After their service at church, they decided to go out to an eatery since it was Christmas.
He said on their way back home, they made a U-turn under the Ajah bridge when they met some police officers stopping and searching cars.
Gbenga Raheem said that he suddenly heard a loud crack on his wife’s side window, only to discover that she had been shot and blood was gushing from her chest.
“On December 25, my wife, nieces, nephews, and cousins, who had come for the holiday, all went to church. On our way back, my wife said since it was Christmas Day, we should take everyone out, so, we went to a supermarket at Abraham Adesanya, then to Domino’s Pizza.
“After that, we headed towards Ajah to do a U-turn to come back to Abraham Adesanya. When we took the U-turn, we saw policemen stopping some vehicles. As we approached them, they said we should stop, and in the process, we heard a loud sound on my wife’s side window. All of a sudden, I saw blood gushing out of her chest.
“I immediately ran out; my sister-in-law, who was also with us, ran out and held the policeman; he cocked his gun at her too. Talking to him was pointless, so I went to see if anything could be done; I saw my wife gasping for breath, and by that time, my sister-in-law had brought the policeman into the car and pushed him into the front seat.
“We drove to a hospital but they said they couldn’t handle it; we eventually took her to Grandville Hospital, where she was confirmed dead. The policemen took her body and put it in the truck; they wanted me to follow them but I said I needed to go and settle my children.” He said.
Listen to the audio recording below,