A girl, Veronica Samuel has narrated the horrible expertise her household has had with the police in Abuja for the reason that unintentional capturing of her brother by some officers.
Veronica stated her brother, Emmanuel Samuel, had gone to a viewing heart to look at a soccer match and upon returning, noticed officers with cocked weapons. It was gathered that the officers sought to arrest somebody on the centre.
The deceased was stated to have warned the officers to desist from such to keep away from unintentional discharge.
However, a long way from the spot the place the officers had been standing, a bullet following a gunshot hit Emmanuel within the foot sending him to the bottom.
His fiancé, Patience Abulku, who was with him, in a video shared by Punch, stated he out of the blue went down and misplaced a number of blood.
Efforts to cease the circulation of blood had been partially unsuccessful as the primary hospital he was rushed to requested a medical report. Abulku additional stated the police refused to problem such a report inflicting an enormous lack of blood for Emmanuel who needed to be taken to a different hospital.
Still talking, Veronica stated her brother was in pains on the hospital he was rushed to when officers stormed the ward with handcuffs, trying to arrest him.
Veronica stated it took the efforts of the fiancé, Abulku, a pal and herself earlier than the police left with out engaging in their mission.
Both Abulku and Veronica, nevertheless, known as for justice from the Nigerian authorities and the police.
They requested the police to launch the corpse of the deceased to them for a correct burial.
Abulku stated, “Emmanuel is my fiancé. I went with Emma to Emperor Garden to watch football so policemen came to arrest a guy at the place. After that, they stood outside cocking their guns and directing them towards a path where pedestrians were strolling.
“I suddenly saw my fiance on the ground so I immediately grabbed him, asking what happened so we rushed him to General Hospital, Kubwa and they told us to bring a police report which I didn’t have. We rushed him to Kubwa Police Station so they could give us a police report, but they refused. The blood coming out of his body was very much so the police directed us to a clinic.
“The plans I had with Emma for this year; we wanted to get married this year. I don’t even know how to start, Emma dated me for three years, I don’t have anyone, only him. I don’t have anything, he was the one helping me. I don’t even know how to start my life now.
“Emma was very friendly with kids and adults, now we want to go and bury him but the police have refused to release his corpse. Every day we are paying N1,500. I need justice from the government, they should help us and release Emma’s corpse. We want justice.”
Also speaking, Veronica said, “I am the elder sister of Emmanuel Samuel who died on the 19th of July. The issue happened on 9th July, he went to watch football and he was a fan of the sport.
“I learnt the police had come to arrest someone else and that was the time Emma was also leaving. At that point, he heard a police person cock the gun, then Emmanuel told the policeman to direct his gun into the sky before they’d start telling stories of accidental discharge.
“He left, and on his way going, he heard a gunshot behind his legs. I saw my brother the following day, on 10th and he was so much in pains but I got to understand that the policemen came to check on him and to arrest him. But myself, his fiance and a friend refused to allow them, they wanted to handcuff someone that was in pains. We resisted it.
“He had been in pains in the hospital that the police referred us to. At the end of the day, I had to take him to Gwagwalada teaching hospital and he was already being treated. The doctor that attended to him asked us which hospital we had taken him to.
“He died and up till now, the police officers that shot him, we are yet to find out. We don’t know what is really happening. All we want is justice, Emma was a very loving person, he was very caring.
”He was somebody who might give his life for anybody, he had impacted lives however he died a painful loss of life. All we would like is justice. I name on all Nigerians, anybody who could be of assist ought to assist us get justice.
“We went to the police station and we had been to switch the case from Gwagwalada to the headquarters right here in Abuja and on the finish of the day, the witnesses now we have that noticed once they shot Emma, the police locked them up. I went to offer them meals however the police denied us entry to them. These are individuals which are purported to be by us, however the police locked them up.”