The shocking and untimely death of 31-year-old Anita Akapson by operatives of Nigerian Police Force in Abuja has taken a new turn as new facts emerge.
The mysterious circumstances surrounding the killing of Anita Akapson, the daughter of a former Minister of Finance, Nenadi Usman, in Abuja, have been unfolded as fresh facts have emerged.
A new reporter revealed that the 31-year-old victim was shot in her Honda Accord car, for allegedly refused to alight when directed by the policeman who killed her on October 13.
It was learnt that after demobilising the car by firing at the tyres, the Superintendent of Police, who shot her, was said to have asked Akapson to come out of the car but she reportedly refused, fearing that she might be harmed.
While speaking to a correspondent, some sources close to the investigation revealed on Tuesday that the police officer insisted that Akapson should step out of her car, but she refused to budge.
“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 seat,”
the source explained while tendering the picture showing the trajectory of the bullet.
Meanwhile, the Spokesman of the Federal Capital Territory Police, Anjuguri Manzah, declined to comment on the case, saying the investigation was still ongoing.
The family of the deceased has also refuted reports that they have secured an independent investigator to probe the death of their daughter, describing the claim as erroneous.
The lawyer for the family, Kayode Ajulo, said it was untrue that an independent investigator was probing the case, noting that the family expected the police to carry out a thorough investigation into the tragedy and prosecute those involved.
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