The burial arrangements of a female legal practitioner, Bolanle Raheem, who was shot dead on Christmas day has been postponed indefinitely owing to certain vital legal procedure.
The treasurer of the Section on Public Interest & Development Law (SPIDEL), of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Funmi Adeogun, announced the development on Monday.
Adeogun is also a member of the Olive Tree Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
According to Adeogun, new dates will however be communicated in due time.
The burial ceremony was scheduled to begin at 4 pm today with a wake keep at the Olive Tree Parish of the RCCG while the service was scheduled to hold tomorrow at the same venue.
However, Adeogun said the burial plans were later suspended due to critical legal procedure.
He disclosed that the NBA had requested to see the autopsy report from the medical team which examined the late Bolanle Raheem, Channels Television reports.
The NBA’s Publicity Secretary, Habeeb Lawal, also confirmed that “there’s an understanding with the family that the autopsy report should be out before our colleague is interred. We feel it is better, in case there will be a need for a second opinion”.
The NBA is seeking to review both the autopsy and ballistic report expected to be used at the trial of the alleged killer cop, Drambi Vandi.
Last Thursday, the President of the NBA, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Yakubu Maikyau, led some members of the national executive and some senior members of the bar to commiserate with the family of the late lawyer.