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End SARS: My 17-year-old niece was hit by police bullet in our canteen – Woman narrates

A 17-year-old woman, Rachael Abioye was hit by a stray bullet the identical day some safety personnel allegedly chased a 20-year-old man within the automobile to loss of life in Osun.

The sufferer’s aunt, Mrs Abosede Ibikunle instructed Osun State Panel of Inquiry set as much as examine police brutality and extra-judicial killings within the state on Saturday, {that a} uniformed cellular police officer shot Abioye within the arm in entrance of their canteen.

Mrs Ibikunle narrated that, on September 15, 2020, there was an assault on some boys by the officers of the defunct SARS division of the Nigeria Police Power which led to the loss of life of one of many boys because of the recent pursue on the categorical street.

Mrs Ibikunle mentioned, within the night of that very same day, she and her niece, along with different employees within the canteen had been within the meals canteen when out of the blue they heard a gun shot coming from Ace Grocery store space which prompted her and different individuals round together with her niece to pack up the issues within the canteen in an try to shut the canteen.

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“In the identical vein, whereas I and different individuals had been hurrying as much as lock up the meals canteen, some unknown males had been chasing a Mopol officer carrying a gun in direction of the meals canteen and the Mopol officer ran to the entrance of the meals canteen and fired the gun in his arms and identical was additionally witnessed by one Mrs Folasade Alonge who has a store beside the meals canteen.

“Instantly, I heard my niece shouting that she has been hit by the bullet and after I got here in direction of her, she was on the ground hit by the bullet on her left arm and within the pool of her blood.

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“We rushed Rachael to the closest hospital at Emmanuel Medical Centre, Capital Space, Osogbo, Osun State the place she was attended to and operated upon by the Medical Docs obtainable.

“I made a report at Dada Property Police Station which my assertion was taken and the D.P.O referred me to the Osun State Police Command. I used to be later directed again to the Dada Property Police Station for investigation.

“I gave the shell of the bullet discovered within the canteen to the D.P.O, confirming that the bullet belongs to the gun of the Nigeria Police Power; thereafter, some law enforcement officials from the division had been despatched to go to Rachael within the hospital they usually additionally noticed the Medical Physician, the officers additionally visited the scene of the crime (the meals canteen) and a police report was ready in respect of identical.

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“Police promised to get again to me on this matter however nothing has been heard from them until now. I’ve spent lots on her medical payments as a number of surgical procedures had been carried out on Rachael by two Medical Surgeons at separate instances. Rachael was writing her examinations round that interval, and he or she needed to go in pains and bandages to the examination corridor.

“Rachael continues to be present process medical take a look at each week and nonetheless purchase really useful medication to help the therapeutic course of,” she instructed the panel.

She urged the panel to analyze the matter and be sure that Rachael doesn’t undergo the incident in useless.

Mrs Ibikunle, nevertheless, requested that the medical payments expended on Rachael’s remedy be refunded and that ample compensation be paid to Rachael.

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