Suspended ASP Drambi Vandi, who fatally shot pregnant lawyer, Mrs Bolanle Raheem, was on Friday kept behind bars at the Ikoyi (Prisons) Correctional Centre, Lagos.
The killer-cop will spend the new year in the facility and will remain there untill January 30, 2023.
The court remanded Vandi following his arraignment in lkoyi on Friday, according to the spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, DSP Benjamin Hundeyin in a tweet.
Persecondnews had reported that Vandi had taken Raheem’s life in her car on Christmas Day in the Ajah area of Lagos in the presence of her husband, some children and a sister.
Hundeyin said his remand was to allow for the advice of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
“Drambi Vandi was, this morning, arraigned in court and has been remanded at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre till January 30, 2023 to give room for DPP advice,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, the Police Service Commission has approved Vandi’s immediate suspension from the police force.
The spokesperson for the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, confirmed the development in a statement after the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, recommended that Vandi be suspended for his actions.
“The commission, in a letter to the Inspector-General of Police signed by the acting chairperson, Clara Ogunbiyi, stated that the commission has carefully examined the facts of the case, observations and recommendation with respect to allegations against the officer and granted approval for the suspension of the officer from duty with immediate effect.”