A police officer who was part of the police team that killed an ex-minister’s daughter, Anita Akapson, has reportedly been drafted into the homicide investigating team.
Recall that we reported that Anita Akapson, the daughter of a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenadi Usman, was shot dead in her Honda Accord car in Katampe area of Abuja on October 13 by four policemen including the female police officer said to be involved in the ongoing investigation into the incident.
Sources who spoke to Punch’s correspondent claimed that the police officer was part of the investigating team, noting that her involvement in the probe into the case in which she is a suspect was unethical.
“We learnt that the female officer, whose name we don’t want to release for now, was involved in the investigation into the killing. We know for a fact that she was one of the police officers involved in the killing and so, we can’t fathom why should she be leading the investigation,” a source stated.
While the outcome of the investigation might be prejudicial in view of the roles being played by the female cop in the investigation, it was gathered that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had ordered the detention of those involved, which the Federal Capital Territory Police spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, said the command had complied with.
However a thorough investigation into the incident that led to the killing of the ex-minister’s daughter, revealed that only the Superintendent of Police who fired the fatal shot was being detained.