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CASE NUMBER 8:
victim of gun shot police brutality
Hajiya Fati Ali
nigerian police force
Location (Town / State)
Date of Event
31 Mar 2012
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we wrote letters of redress to the Attorney General of the federation & minister of justice, ministry of women affairs, senate president, speaker of house of representative, the president, the vice president but no response from them. the attorney General only wrote us to acknowledge reciept of our letter and only said his office has written relevant authorities, Pls find attached copy of the letter
On the evening of March 31, 2012, a widow with 2 children, my sister was shot by a police man in a car they were driving around a check point at Niteco area in Minna. The bullet pierced through the back wind screen of the car and hit her through the back head straight into the brain.
Attached Documents:scan0002.pdffat med rep.pdfscan0001.pdffat punch.pdf
Today, that widow, Hajia Fati Ali is still lying ill with some kind of partial paralyses at home after over six months in the National hospital Abuja, with a high caliber Police bullet still lodged in her brain, the surgeons at the National hospital insist there is no possible way of removing the bullet lodged in her brain. Therefore, we are left with the only option of taking her abroad urgently for further medical treatment.
The beleaguered family has borrowed hundreds of thousands naira to keep her alive and still counting, right now the family has exhausted all avenues to raise more money to meet up the high cost of medical bills, therapy and the possibility of taking her abroad to try remove the bullet from her brain. That is why the family has no other option than seeks your urgent intervention to stop a precarious situation from turning into a disaster.
We are compelled to write you because all our previous discussions with Niger State Government through the Permanent Secretary Niger State Hospital Management Board and Niger State commissioner of police to take responsibility of all medical bills were fruitless. Initially the Niger State government promise to help financially through the Permanent Secretary Niger State Hospital Management Board but there hasn’t been any positive response.
The Niger state police commissioner only told us that the police officer that shot her has been arrested and dismissed from the service. Worst still, no police representative even show simple courtesy to come to the hospital to sympathize with the family or even come to see the extent of damages done to her brain throughout her stay at the hospital.
1. The family hereby requests your intervention so that an urgent arrangement is made by the police to sponsor her abroad for further medical treatment as the bullet is still lodged inside her brain, physical and psychological therapy.
2. The family also requests from the police an urgent refund for bills relating to her medical bills so far to enable the family pay up outstanding debt borrowed.
3. Also the family is demanding a reasonable compensation paid to this widow to support her herself and her two children who are now left to suffer out of school.
Kindly find attached her picture, medical report and punch newspaper publication.
Also find below contact details for any further reference.
Dr. Mahmud (chief consultant Neurosurgery National Hospital Abuja)
Dr. Ibrahim Tiffin (Perm. Secretary Niger State Hospital Management Board) 07063641000