Police impostors killed family head in Abuja village
A family of six in Dakwa, Bwari Area Council of the FCT is still in shock following the killing of its head, who was shot dead on Saturday by armed men who claimed to be security operatives.
Ahmed Ibrahim, an indigene of Oji, a village in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State, who was engaged in aluminium work in Abuja, was said to have had a dispute with a man who engaged him to carry out some work at his residence, a week before the incidence.
The man was said to have threatened to deal with him, claiming that he was a security man.
A family source that spoke to Daily Trust disclosed that the man was angry with the aluminium worker over delay in completing some of the work in his house and that Ibrahim had asked for more money, reasoning that the prices of materials had gone up from the time he gave the work in 2014.
The source said an argument had ensued, leading to the alleged threat of ‘dealing with him’.
Another member of the family, who was at home when the shooting took place, said the armed men who stormed the house around 4 a.m., told them that that they were there for a search and they ordered the late Ibrahim’s wife to lie down. The source said the woman complied along with her four children, and a younger brother who was visiting them at the time.
“At first, they mistook the young man as the head of the family before they later saw him in his room which was open, as all of them were already awake taking their predawn meal for the day’s fasting,’’ the source added.
“They asked him to lie down but he refused trying to know why they were in his house as they claimed to be security men on a search, though they gained access into the house by scaling the fence.
“They shot him in his chest before leaving immediately.
“It was said that though the family could not recognise the man that had an argument with the late Ibrahim, but he had put a call to the deceased’s phone on Monday night, and the late Ibrahim’s wife had picked the call. He had during the call told him to come to the house the next day to start the work.
“He went to the house, but on arrival, policemen were called in and they arrested him, took him to the Zuba police division where the matter was reported earlier before he was released’,’ the source said.
The family said they discovered a bullet shell in the house after the incident which was later identified as similar to those used by the police. The bereaved family called on the police to use the exhibit to locate the suspects.