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Abuja policeman shoots woman dead, claims mistaken identity




A young lady , Anita Akapson , was on Saturday night shot dead by a policeman in Katampe Extension , Abuja.
According to police report , she had an encounter with policemen that night . The issue resulted in her being shot dead .


A Twitter user , Chris Haze @ chrishaze _ , who was one of the first to tweet about the incident said the police was “ dragging ” with the late Akapson , before she was shot .
Another Twitter user , Ms Carla @ ihekauche , who claimed to a friend of the deceased shared another narrative , she said , she was killed at a road checkpoint in Maitama , after she had an argument with policemen .

 She said , “ 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 it killed her ”

It was reported that the policemen involved said , it was a case of mistaken identity .


Meanwhile , the Police Force Public Relations Officer , Jimoh Moshood, has confirmed the incidence .
In a statement released by police on its Twitter handle , the Inspector General of Police , Ibrahim Idris, has ordered an investigation into the killing .


The statement partly read, “ IGP has ordered the detention and investigation of Policemen involved in the incident that led to the death of Miss Anita Akapson .


“ He deeply commiserates with the family of the deceased and assures them that justice will be done in the matter

“ 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 , 13 th 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 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 . ”
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