Justice Ibironke Harrison of a Lagos High Court has sentenced a police officer, Darambi Vandi, to death by hanging for shooting dead a Lagos-based lawyer, Mrs Omobolanle Raheem, on the last Christmas Day.
Justice Harrison sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square annex division of the Lagos state High Court said his defence that he didn’t shoot the deceased has no leg to stand on.
He was found guilty on the strength of the witnesses of the prosecution, who gave ‘overwhelming circumstantial evidence” against him.
In denying the one count charge, the defendant who was the only witness told the court that the loud noise heard by the eyewitnesses was that of a fire cracker.
The court held that a Banger cannot kill her, and that there is no other excuse.
The court said that he didn’t give any other explanation or provide a contrary expert evidence, as he was the only witness in his defence. (Based on reports by NAN and TVC News)