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UK investigator probes murder of Ex-Finance Minister’s daughter

By News Express on 20/10/2018

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•Late Anita Akapson
•Late Anita Akapson

A private investigator from the United Kingdom has been engaged to unravel the mystery surrounding the assassination, last week Saturday in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, of Anita Akapson, daughter of a former Minister of Finance, Senator Nenadi Usman.

Anita, who was killed by a police surveillance team from Gwarinpa Police Station, was buried on Friday at her hometown in Garaje Kagoro, Southern Kaduna, amidst wailing and curses after a Christian wake-keep at Senator Nenadi’s Asokoro residence.

A highly placed source in the family said the death of was not just a routine case of mistaken identity, believing that there was more to it.

The source said: “I can tell you that we are not letting this killing to be just about any killing and for this reason we have engaged a private investigator from the UK to try and unravel what really happened.

“While we do not wish to point accusing fingers at any particular person or persons, the general feeling is that this shooting that led to the death of Senator Nenadi Usman’s daughter has political undertone. Perhaps, they were waiting for Senator Nenadi (former Minister of Finance) but unfortunately, it was Anita that drove out of the compound.”

The family lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, had on Tuesday called on the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to engage a private prosecutor to handle the prosecution of those involved in the fatal shooting of the deceased, while making the identity of the officer who pulled the triggered public.

He said: “For a transparent judicial process, the police authorities ought to make the identities of the policemen known as to avoid a situation where they will ‘miraculously’ escape from detention.”

“We also demand an independent prosecutor to handle the prosecution of the officers. History has shown that the police can to any length to protect their own, and this may not be different because, till date, nothing substantial has been done in the prosecution of the officer that killed Ms. Linda Angela Igwetu, the NYSC member that was killed in July this year,” Ajulo had said at a press briefing.

When contacted on the contracting of a foreign investigator on the matter, Ajulo said he has nothing to say, but stressed that everything possible that can be done to unravel the killing of Anita Akapson would be done.

“I cannot exactly say if a private investigator has been invited to look into the circumstances surrounding the murder of the late Anita, but what I can tell you is that everything is on the table to get to the bottom of the crime,” he stressed.

Senator Nenadi Usman, a strong member of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was one of those persons who supervised the recent primaries held in Port Harcourt where Alhaji Atiku Abubakar emerged as the PDP presidential candidate for the 2019 general election.

Source News Express

Posted 20/10/2018 7:25 PM


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