The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the suspension of ASP Drambi Vandi for allegedly shooting and killing a Lagos lawyer, Mrs Bolanle Raheem.
The suspension is contained in a statement issued by Mr Ikechukwu Ani, the Head of Press and Public Relations of PSC on Thursday in Abuja.
The suspension is with immediate effect.
He said the commission had also directed that the final investigation into the matter is concluded to enable the commission take further necessary action.
“The commission , in a letter to the Inspector General of Police (I-G), signed by its acting Chairman, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, retired has carefully examined the facts of the case.
“It has granted the approval of the suspension of the officer from duty with immediate effect after observing allegations brought against him,” he said.
Ani said the commission had earlier condemned the unprovoked killing of the lawyer and had demanded a thorough investigation into the matter.
He said the commission has also called for proper training of Police personnel on weapon management.
Raheem was shot and killed by a Policeman attached to Ajiwe Police Station in Ajah, Lagos State on Christmas Day.