The mother of Bolanle Raheem, a Lagos-based lawyer who was fatally shot by a police officer on Christmas Day, December 25, has expressed her sadness over the loss of her daughter.
The victim’s mother, while speaking with Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, during a condolence visit to her house on Tuesday, said Bolanle was her only child and recounted how she struggled to send her to school.
Bolanle’s mother said she hawked oranges to ensure that her daughter studied law in university.
She also revealed that the deceased was expecting twins.
“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. God please fight for me. My only child.” She said.
Watch her speak below,