Police Accused of Shooting Girl at Wizkid Concert Speaks
Police reveals that the girl actually shot herself...
The officer identified as Constable Reagan Akoko reported himself after the incident which caused an uproar among Kenyans online.
According to Akoko, who was part of the security team at the Saturday night concert, the girl identified as Anne Wairimu had obstructed other motorists.
In his statement, Constable Akoko mentions that Wairimu was in a car - registration number KAZ 073X – and had caused major traffic snarl up.
The officer was in charge of controlling the crowd at the entrance to the KICC and because of the traffic that was now building up, he opted to proceed to Wairimu’s car to request her to move the vehicle.
When he made the request, a fierce confrontation erupted. In the heat of the moment, the driver allegedly grabbed the officer’s gun— an AK-47 with serial number KP-17121095.
Akoko wrote in his statement that the driver took the assault rifle by the muzzle and extended his hand to the trigger.
In the process, the AK-47 fired a bullet and Wairimu was hit in the right hand and left thigh.
She was rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital.
However, the driver has denied the allegations by the police.
Akoko is attached Central Police Station and his statement OB number is 04/23/07/2017.
The station chief Robinson Thuku told journalists that investigation had been launched.
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