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  • Updated: January 13, 2023

Bolanle Raheem: Burial Date Revealed, NBA Calls For Tributes

The funeral ceremony of slain lawyer Bolanle Raheem will take place on January 17, 2023, and the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has called for tributes to honour her memory.

Raheem was gunned down by a trigger-happy policeman named Drambi Vandi who was charged with murder and has been remanded in custody.

Announcing the burial in a statement on Friday, NBA’s Assistant National Publicity Secretary, Charles Ajiboye disclosed that tributes will pour in for their late colleague on January 16.

“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 1. p.m. to 4. p.m.

“The Nigerian Bar Association, through its Lagos Branch, humbly requests tributes to honour our late colleague, who was slain on December 25, 2022," the statement reads.

Speaking further the NBA shared that Raheem's family will lay her to rest on January 17 with a funeral service scheduled at the Olive Tree Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Banana Island, Lagos State.

Additionally, a service of songs will be held in her honour on January 16 at 5.00 p.m. at the same venue.

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