Apo police killing: Lucy Ukpong’s family insist on justice as she is laid to rest

by Isi Esene

Lucy Ukpong, the 20-year-old photography shop salesgirl who was killed by a stray-bullet  in the Apo Area of Abuja earlier in the month has being buried.

Ukpong was hit in the chest by a bullet allegedly from policemen from the FTC Special Anti-robbery Squad on October 12.

The policemen claimed they had come to enforce the order on demolition of illegal structures by officials of the development control department of Abuja Metropolitan Council.

Ukpong was buried amid tears at Etinan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State on Saturday.

The victim’s uncle, Tony Ukpong, confirmed that the police  has reached out to the family in a bid to amicably settle the matter but, according to him, the family is still deliberating on how best to approach the issue.

He reportedly said, “Justice must be done because the way Lucy was killed is not acceptable to us; we demand justice and nothing less.

“We have no demand but we want to go into a dialogue. We have not stated any of our demands. Negotiation is ongoing within the family that is the best I can tell you.”

Lucy’s remains were buried on Saturday at 1.13pm at her family’s compound on Udo Inyang Street, Etinan. Apart from her parents, she also left a son, Devine Godswill, behind.

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