Police kill ex-minister’s daughter for refusing to open car door


A trigger-happy police officer reportedly killed a young lady named Anita Akapson - He allegedly shot the lady for refusing to open her car door as he directed - The FCT police refused to comment on the case, saying investigation was still ongoing Anita Akapson, 31, said to be the daughter of a former Minister of Finance, Nenadi Usman, was reportedly shot and killed in her 2007 Honda Accord car, on Saturday, October 13, after allegedly refusing to alight when directed by a policeman. The Punch reports that after demobilizing 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. The newspaper said that sources close to the investigation disclosed on Tuesday, October 23, 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 reportedly tendering the picture showing the trajectory of the bullet. Legit.ng gathers that the spokesman, Federal Capital Territory Police, Anjuguri Manzah, declined to comment on the case, saying the investigation was still ongoing. Meanwhile, the family of the deceased has allegedly 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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