IGP orders arrest of the four policemen over alleged murder of UK returnee in Abuja

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the arrest of four policemen who allegedly shot dead a UK returnee, Anita Akapson, at Katampe Extension area, in Abuja, over the weekend.

Anita who returned from the UK last year and was a staff of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), was shot dead by the police officers at a check point.

Reacting to the sad news, the spokesperson of the force, Jimoh Moshood, in a statement released this morning, said the IGP has directed the FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“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, 13th October, 2018; and bring the perpetrators to justice.

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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 (FCT) 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.

The police boss also commiserated with her family and assured them that “justice will be done on the matter.”

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