Bolanle Raheem Was Pregnant With Twins, Mother Says

Mary Ugwuanyi

The mother of Bolanle Raheem, a Lagos-based lawyer who was shot and killed by a police officer, says the deceased was pregnant with twins.

The deceased’s mother disclosed this on Tuesday when Abiodun Alabi, Lagos police commissioner paid her a condolence visit.

Recall that Raheem was shot dead on Sunday when she was returning home after Christmas church service with her family.

The shooting sparked outrage from members of the public, while the Lagos police command stated that the officer involved has been detained.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Usman Baba has ordered a speedy investigation and prosecution of the officer involved in the shooting.

The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has also promised that justice will prevail.

Speaking during the condolence visit, the deceased’s mother said she hawked oranges to ensure that Raheem studied law at the university.

See Also: Police Officer Shoots Lagos Lawyer Dead On Christmas Day

Raheem’s mother said, ‘I cannot see my ‘The Law’ again. People usually call her ‘The Law’. She was taken away from me. She was pregnant with twins.

“She died with her glory. She left a five-year-old daughter behind. And they took her away.

“On Monday, my granddaughter came to me and said ‘Grandma Iju Ishaga, I saw you yesterday when you were crying; you were shouting; is it because of my mummy?’ And I said ‘yes’.

“Then she came again and told me, ‘Pastor Jerry said what God cannot do does not exist; so, grandma, stop crying’. And she kissed me on the cheek.

“Just like that, she was taken away from me. Oluwagbenga (referring to the deceased’s husband), you won’t see your love.

“It is not easy. A child that I have been training since childhood. I suffered over her. I hawked oranges; there is nothing I did not do.”

Source: Cable

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