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IGP orders arrest of four policemen over murder of UK returnee in Abuja

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the arrest of four policemen over the murder of a UK returnee identified as Anita Akapson.

IGP orders arrest of policemen over murder of UK returnee in Abuja lailasnews


Anita who returned from the UK last year and was a staff of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), was shot dead by the police officers at a check point.

Twitter user @ihekauche, who made the alleged murder known on the social media platform wrote;

And that’s how the police killed a good friend of mine last night in abuja @segalink please I thought this killings will stop, she didn’t deserve this

The police shot her at a check Point in maitama last night , her sister said they were dragging with her and she was trying to run when they shot at her and its killed her. This lady just returned to Nigeria recently having lived almost all her life in the uk and it’s not even been a year shr returned and she gets killed in her own country by our own security personels.what kind of a country is this

Thank you so much. For now all we know is that she was shot at a “stop& search” by the police at the stop,they had a little drag and she was trying to leave when he shot her, this was at maitama abuja. It’s been reported according to the family but no feedback nw till tomorrow

Dragging wasn’t like physically,she was driving and on getting there they had a verbal confrontation, she is not the kind of person to break the law. So her running away was cause she felt threatened

The police shot her at a check Point in maitama last night , her sister said they were dragging with her and she was trying to run when they shot at her and its killed her. Yes the family has reported the issue, It happened in maitama last night,her name Anita akapson,I dnt know the name or details of office yet and i will send as soon as I get it,but please he must be reprimanded

One of her family member is ‘Nenadi Usman’. Her aunty is former Minister of State for Finance

Reacting to the sad news, the spokesperson of the force, Jimoh Moshood, in a statement released this morning, said the IGP has directed the FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, to bring the perpetrators to justice. The statement read;

“The Inspector General of Police has directed the Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to immediately detain and personally carry out a thorough investigation of policemen involved in the incident that resulted in the death of Miss Anita Akapson at Katampe Extension, Abuja on the night of Saturday, 13th October, 2018; and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The IGP deeply commiserate with the family of the deceased and hereby assure them that justice will be done in the matter. The Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command is already in touch with the family as directed by the Inspector General of Police.

The public will be informed of the outcome of investigations into the incident.

The police boss also commiserated with her family and assured them that “justice will be done on the matter.

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