Tragic Christmas Day Killing of Pregnant Lawyer in Nigeria Sparks Outrage and Calls for Justice

Christmas day in lagos, nigeria, a female lawyer was allegedly shot dead by an officer. the lawyer was pregnant with twins and left behind a five-year-old daughter. the nigeria bar association and human rights groups have demanded justice and the lagos branch of the nigeria bar association is seeking $10 million in compensation for the lawyer’s family. the lawyer’s mother worked as a hawker selling oranges to support her daughter’s legal studies.

Incident happened on christmas day in lagos, nigeria. the lawyer and her family were driving home from a church service when the officer allegedly hit her.

Officer’s actions are thought to be linked to the increased attention on police brutality in nigeria. nationwide protests led to the disbandment of the special anti-robbery squad (sars) in 2020. the lawyer’s mother said her daughter was taken away from her. the nigeria bar association is instituting legal action against the police and police chief usman alkali baba has ordered the suspension of the officer and appealed to the public to remain calm.

By Evey Lovelace

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