Police Shoot Sales Girl Dead, Injure 3 Others

Published On: October 13, 2012, 7:16 am
Author: franel
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«§» 13 October 2012

A 20-year old sales girl identified simply as Lucy, was on Friday shot dead by policemen in the Apo area of Abuja.

The girl was hit in the chest by bullets fired into a photography shop where she worked as a sales girl.

Three other people sustained gunshot injuries when policemen from the FCT Police Command fired bullets indiscriminately in an attempt to enforce the demolition order of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council.




The policemen had stormed the area around 7 am with officials of Development Control Department, who had come to demolish illegal structures.

But residents and indigenes, who felt that the government had no right to demolish their houses when they were yet to be resettled, resisted the operation.

They claimed that the case was still in court and that their leaders had advised them to continue to live in the area pending the determination of the suit.

As the policemen shot indiscriminately to control the residents, bullets penetrated into one of the shops and Lucy was hit in the chest. She was rushed to Garki Hospital, but she was confirmed dead on arrival. Her body has been deposited in the mortuary.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Wilson Inalegwu, met the House of Representatives representing AMAC/Bwari constituency of the FCT, Zephaniah Jisalo, at the hospital when he visited.

Inalegwu, who was in tears, assured the lawmaker that the case would be investigated.

“We are not sure what took our men there or what led to the shooting, it’s still a matter for investigation,” he said.

Emeka Ani, owner of the photo shop, where the deceased worked, said that his sales boy also sustained gunshot injuries during the incident.

He said, “From morning, the police surrounded our area. They said they came for demolition. All of a sudden, they started shooting sporadically. They shot into my shop and killed my sales girl. My boy also sustained injuries. Lucy has been with me for about one month. Her sister brought her for me from Cross River.”

The National Coordinator, Greater Gbyagi Initiative, Mr. Gimba Baiza, described the incident as wicked.



-- ajanni (m) at 13-10-2012 07:43AM
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yet another inocent soul wasted by our law enforcement agent
R I P girl
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-- Knowman Online (m) at 13-10-2012 09:18AM
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cheii I wish they are going to be burn na whaooo
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-- torrejon_men (m) at 13-10-2012 09:49AM
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so police can storm a place by 7am but they cannot storm Aluu
community by 7,30am,in aluu community they dont have bulets
but to demolish shops they have the one to kill innocent people
so that shop owners will run away,then they will have every chance
in this world to steal and loot
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-- jazz02 (m) at 13-10-2012 09:59AM
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not again. 9ja policeman is not your friend Cry

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-- dickman2 (m) at 13-10-2012 10:24AM
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my God..this people again..RIP GIRL..
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-- 2bify (m) at 13-10-2012 10:26AM
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yes, it means Nigerian police are thieves, cos if they want to scare people away?Huh? they should shoot up and not straight, R.I.P. young girl,
Quote from: torrejon_men on 13-10-2012 09:49AM
so police can storm a place by 7am but they cannot storm Aluu
community by 7,30am,in aluu community they dont have bulets
but to demolish shops they have the one to kill innocent people
so that shop owners will run away,then they will have every chance
in this world to steal and loot

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-- Thonya (f) at 13-10-2012 10:33AM
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 :'(r.i.p
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-- Windows8 (f) at 13-10-2012 10:35AM
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OMG  Cry Cry Cry
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-- denmal (m) at 13-10-2012 10:37AM
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what a country
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-- idowusam (m) at 13-10-2012 10:58AM
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Nigerian police are out of control 4 sure.
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-- mikel00007 (m) at 13-10-2012 11:06AM
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Good 4 nothing Nigeria police
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-- PidginMOUTH (m) at 13-10-2012 11:45AM
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Burn the police man to Death ....R.I.P
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-- mohimibash (m) at 13-10-2012 12:06PM
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What is actually wrong with Nigeria police force they just waisted an innocent soul if there is robbery going on some where ask them to come and attack the robbers they will tell you that there is no fuel in their car noncence police
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-- omegachinedu (m) at 13-10-2012 12:38PM
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Nigerian police is a agent of devil,see how they killed an innocent for nothing,God is watching them with their devil heart,May God help us.
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-- jamesbondchick (f) at 13-10-2012 12:39PM
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OMG! Police wan kill nigerians finish? Is that boko boys you useless people are supposed to kill? Young girl like this wasted!  Cry

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-- funniggaz (m) at 13-10-2012 12:46PM
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Poor uncivilised,,stone age country!!!
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-- funniggaz (m) at 13-10-2012 12:47PM
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Quote from: funniggaz on 13-10-2012 12:46PM
Poor uncivilised,,stone age country!!!
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-- Senegal (m) at 13-10-2012 12:58PM
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I read this story in Punch newspaper earlier today, it is truelly heartbreaking Cry Cry The entire Nigerian Police Force should be ashamed of themselves for the way and manner that they continue to waste the lives of innocent Nigerians. Yound lady, may you find in the bossom of our lord, Jesus Christ.
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-- dlimelite (f) at 13-10-2012 01:04PM
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What! Nigerian police are def. Good for nothing. Another innocent life wasted becuz of their yeye behavior. Must they shoot at someone becuz they want to demolish a building? Couldn't there be a civilized way to settle such a case Instead of firing bullets around for nothing. A professional police will know that youre not even supposed to use your gun in cases like that anyway just to scare away ppl even if so you shoot up not straight in the first place. If there was an emergency goin on somewhere they'll be watching or saying that "they have no bullets so there's nothing they can do" So What happened to their bullets? Cuz they waste it on incidents like this. What a shame. Rest in peace Lucy
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