Members of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA will on Monday pay tributes to their female colleague, Mrs Omobolanle Raheem, who was shot dead on Christmas Day by a cop in Lagos.
Recall that Raheem was allegedly shot dead last Christmas Day by an assistant superintendent of police attached to the Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah, Lagos State.
The NBA made this known in a statement on Friday.
The statement was signed by NBA’s Assistant National Publicity Secretary, Mr Charles Ajiboye.
According to NBA, the tributes will take place at the Lagos Campus of the Nigerian Law School.
“With the directive of the NBA President, Mr Yakubu Maikyau (SAN), a befitting day of tributes will be organised by the NBA in honour of the deceased, Mrs Bolanle Raheem.
“The event tagged: “Auroral tributes to Mrs Bolanle Raheem by the NBA,” is to be held at the Dining Hall of the Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus, on January 16, from 1pm to 4pm. The Nigerian Bar Association, through its Lagos Branch, humbly requests for tributes to honour our late colleague, who was slain on December 25, 2022,” the NBA said.
According to NBA, Raheem’s family has slated her funeral service for January 17 at the Olive Tree Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Banana Island, Lagos State.
It said that a service of songs in her honour would take place on January 16 at 5pm. at the same venue.
The association further encouraged lawyers to actively participate in the ceremonies.