“He fired directly at the shop not in the air” – Fiancé of woman allegedly killed by stray bullet in Rivers state claims he saw the policeman who shot her



36-year-old Monday Bakor, whose fiancée was killed by a stray bullet in Rivers State, has claimed that he saw the policeman who killed her, adding that he fired directly at their shop and not in the air.


Recall that late Queen Nwazuo, a 30-year-old final year HND student of Abia State State Polytechnic, died after being hit by a stray bullet inside their shop in Oyigbo, Oyigbo Local Government Area of the state on Thursday, October 22, in the wake of crisis that engulfed the area. Read Here


Speaking to BBC  on Tuesday, November 3, Bakor said that he and Queen were both locking up their barbing salon when the incident happened.


“I saw the policeman wearing a red beret. Before I could know, I heard a very loud sound, not in the air, directly at the shop. The bullet pierced through the iron door and hit her,” he said.


“I rushed her to a hospital where she was confirmed dead,” he added.


When contacted, the spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni told the BBC that no report had been made of the incident.


Mr Bakor said he could not report to the police because of a 24-hour curfew imposed in Oyigbo by the state government and pointed out the closest police stations had been burnt down.



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