Anita Akapson was Killed by Policeman for Refusing to Open her Car Door

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Investigations into the killing of the daughter of former Minister of Finance, Nenadim Usman, Mss Anita Akapson on October 13 by a Nigeria police officer has revealed fresh albeit disturbing facts regarding the incident.

Fresh findings revealed that the young woman said to be in her early 30’s was shot dead in her own car because she refused to open her car door when ordered to by the officer who killed her.

The order had come after the same officer shot the tyres of the car thereby demobilizing it before ordering her to come down.

The Anita Akapson reportedly refused because she feared for her personal safety.

According to several sources close to the ongoing investigations;

“In an attempt to force the door open, the police officer fired at the car door and the bullet went through it, hit Akapson in the stomach and exited into the driver sea.”

The killing of Anita Akapson by the police caused an outrage across the country as Nigerians decried the incessant killings of its youth by security agencies who are supposed to serve and protect.

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The case had been taking up by eminent Nigerians who insist that the police must bring the culprit to book and curb the excesses of its men.

Meanwhile, the family of the deceased has refuted reports that they had secured the services of a private  investigator to probe the death of their daughter, describing the claim as false and misleading.

The lawyer for the family of the deceased, Kayode Ajulo, said it was untrue that a private investigator was probing the case, noting that the family expected the police to carry out a thorough investigation into the killing and prosecute those involved.

The Spokesman, Federal Capital Territory Police, Anjuguri Manzah, however refused to comment further on the case saying that the police was still carrying out its investigations.


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