Folarin Falana, also known as Falz, a Nigerian rapper and activist, has warned Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Nigerian Police Force that failing to punish the police officer responsible for the death of a Lagos-based lawyer, Omobolanle Raheem, could lead to chaos.
Insight Media had earlier reported that Omobolanle was with family members on Christmas Day and was attempting to make a U-turn under the Ajah Bridge when the cop, an Assistant Superintendent of Police named Drambi Vandi, shot at her vehicle. The IGP suspended the ASP in question on Wednesday.
On Wednesday evening, following the suspension of the ASP, Falz tweeted that justice had better been served in the case.
Falz, who is also a lawyer, referred to the 2020 #EndSARS protest and how young Nigerians were treated for protesting police brutality at the time, noting that nothing had changed.
Falz said in an Instagram post, “#jidesanwoolu #PoliceNG. When we refused to leave the streets in October 2020, we were labeled as obstinate #EndSARS youths out to cause havoc.
“Two years after a panel made recommendations regarding those cases, they have still not been implemented.
“Another man in a police uniform took the life of a pregnant Bolanle Raheem on Christmas Day.
“If this person isn’t punished & all details PUBLISHED for everyone to see, I am afraid many will interpret that as an invitation to chaos. Humble advice.”
The Lagos State Governor, Sanwo-Olu has vowed however, that justice would be granted speedily, condemning the act.
The Governor took to his Instagram page to express his shock at the incident and also sympathised with the family and friends of the deceased, describing the incident as a “mindless shooting of a citizen.”