One Mrs Mfon Uweh of Urue Offong/Oruko Native Authorities Space of Akwa Ibom State, on Wednesday narrated earlier than Justice Ifiok Ukana-led Judiciary Panel of Investigation on Incidences of police brutality within the State and the way cops broke into her home, shot her within the leg and fled.
Uweh who stated she is a mom of 4, nevertheless, demanded for the sum of N20 Million as compensation for the troubles she had handed via for the reason that incident in 2010 and to have the ability to get correct medical remedy.
In a memo, JPPB/MEMO/061 offered to the panel by the counsel to the petitioner, Ewa Okpo Edmund, Mrs Uweh narrated, “As I used to be mendacity down in my room once I got here again from the market, some armed policemen broke in, I used to be shocked as a result of I by no means had points with anyone. Instantly, I heard one other policeman throughout the premises shouting, “together with that room, together with that room.”
Within the midst of that confusion, in line with the sufferer, she tried to face up from her mattress to inquire what was happening, sadly, the policeman that was inside her room shot her within the leg and zoomed off.
She added that her kinfolk and different neighbours who initially fled for security returned to the scene the place they heard the gunshot and took her instantly to the final hospital, Iquita in Oron Native authorities, and he or she was rejected by the hospital administration, then they took her to a neighborhood bone attendant for remedy and elimination of the stated bullets.
She informed the panel that her dad and mom reported the incident to the then village head, late Chief Deyang who confirmed that he really invited the cops to the neighborhood to raid and arrest the youths terrorizing the village.
Uweh who stated all of the efforts of her dad and mom to register the case on the native authorities police station met a brick wall stated she had spent thousands and thousands of Naira whereas treating herself, but she barely walks.
Additionally, the petitioner’s council, Ewa Edmund in his prayers, requested the panel to make sure a State sponsored remedy for the sufferer, scholarship for her kids prepared to pursue their lecturers or any chosen vocation and a money compensation of Twenty Million for the loss the sufferer and her household had suffered.
Nonetheless, Chairman of the panel, Justice Ukana, in response adjourned the case for consideration in digital camera.