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MOPOL to be Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Junior Tennis Star’s Mum

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Angel and Beauty TennisDetails have emerged in the tragic killing of Beauty Nnenna Macleod, the mother of 14-year Nigerian junior tennis champ Angel Macleod.

It is simply shocking that the person responsible for the death of the single mum is a Nigerian Police officer.

The incident took place on Monday 26th October 2015 at the Emperor’s Place (also known as the Emperor’s Guest House) in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The deceased who is said to have moved back to Nigeria from Dubai with her daughter just last year was staying at the guest house and stepped out to visit a shopping mall in the company of her friend.

According to the Police report, she got into an altercation with a Police corporal in the external premises of the guest house and in the course of their argument, threw a stone at him.

The corporal reacted badly by shooting the victim. She died soon after from the gunshot wounds.

Beauty was a tennis player who actively engaged in the sport for over a decade. Her daughter Angel is said to be one of the most promising tennis players in Nigeria.

National Tennis Federation boss Sani Ndanusa said “This is a very dark period for Nigerian tennis because Beauty is one player that has been helping in the development of Nigerian tennis through the support she has been giving to her daughter, Angel, who is one of our brightest junior tennis players.

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Angel Macleod

He also emphasized the strong bond between mum and daughter;  “She was everything to her Angel; she is her mother, she is her coach, and she serves as a great motivation to her. She will be missed by all.” he said

According to information received, Angel was waiting for her mum at the Guest house, unaware of the tragedy which had occurred before the news was broken to her. Reacting to the tragic tale, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police Fatai Owoseni appeared on Channels TV where he revealed that the killer cop will be charged with murder.

13 Comments

  1. amaa

    October 29, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    And they said police is your friend. Why would she throw a stone at a police some will ask but forgetting that if the police felt threatned why will you shoot to kill cant you shoot to disarm now this poor little girl has no one

  2. Stargazer

    October 29, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Nigerians ! Nigerians ! why dont we learn?, the other day it was a keke napep drivers wife that was shot dead. when we all know our country is in great distress, the average man on the street, bus, park etc. is in a critical state of mind due to pressure to survive, let alone the police who in the same condition has a gun in his hands. A wise person who wants to survive a day in this country should not provoke the average Nigerian on the street let alone the average Nigerian police. Think of it, we only have one life. She would have put the devil to shame by just letting go.

  3. Wandsworth

    October 29, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    A woman with a stone!? F-tard just had to pull out his gun because we all know how much havoc a woman and a stone can do to an armed officer of the law. Bruised his male supeority ego and the coward had to sort her out. . I hate nigerian police with a passion. I prefer armed robbers to them. I hope he hangs till he’s scalp is ripped off his head. The nigerian police force should be made accountable for arming these retards with guns. It like giving a gun to a 2 year old.

    • Frosh

      October 30, 2015 at 12:27 am

      Won’t be surprised if he was trying to toast her and she rebuffed him! Smh so sad

  4. fleur

    October 30, 2015 at 4:52 am

    I cannot believe I am saying this but he should be hanged ASAP for this heinous crime and all possible properties-village land, Etc handed over to this Kid. And they say we should come home only to be slaughtered like animals.

  5. Tolu

    October 30, 2015 at 7:38 am

    All Nigerians are almost the same either you’re a member of the force or not. After all if you can consider throwing stone and slapping an officer in uniform Only God knows what you would have done if you have a gun in your hand bag. Try same in US, Russia, Isreal and in some other countries, I bet you the response would have been same thing. Wisdom is profitable to direct, before you act abusively towards anybody always think about the consequence. Safe your own life.
    R.I.P to the dead

    • mrs chidukane

      October 30, 2015 at 9:17 am

      Tolu you know the Nigerian Police have killed many people because they refused to give them money right? Like the woman who they killed cos her husband didn’t give them N2,000 to bus drivers and conductors? From an account I heard the policeman hit her first.

    • mrs chidukane

      October 30, 2015 at 9:25 am

      Not that it’s an excuse for throwing a stone at him. These our policemen are beyond barbaric and most think they can do anything and get away with it. They lack proper training and orientation as to what their job is. Personally, I do my best to avoid them.

    • Somtoo

      October 30, 2015 at 9:53 am

      Darling, I just read a report and watched a video where it was in vivid details that a man in the UK was wielding a machete (no kidding) really trying to kill about 6 policemen who were trying to disarm him but no one shot him dead. Rather, they called for back up, used shields and came at this dude from all sides, thereby disarming him. You could see the pride exuding from the policemen after they had the man in custody. That was a job well done.

      The woman threw a stone at this titled police oficer, that was the height of the damage!, She threw a stone! He could have rushed her and cuffed her before she could throw another. It is very obvious he felt humiliated and allowed anger dictate his actions.

      I mean, without a care in the world, he lifted his gun, took aim and fired! He is supposed to be a policeman for petes sake and should expect this kind of provocation.

      SO sad

    • Wise

      September 5, 2016 at 1:23 am

      The reason u have a gun isn’t to kill a person who throws a stone at you, it’s to protect your life if threatened and to protect it, a woman throwing a stone deserves to be arrested for assault on a police man not shot dead and if indeed he had any sanity she would have willing offered to be arrested than shot dead

  6. Paul Babalola

    October 30, 2015 at 10:04 am

    I beg to disagree with you Tolu. In the US, unless the woman is black will a policeman result into using lethal live bullet. The officer would have used Tasers. In Isreal, Palestine stone throwing youths always get rubber bullet in reply most of the times. Don’t just back this monster, unprofessional tout called policeman, can’t he disarm the woman, physically restraint her. Why use live bullet. Crazy Mofos.

  7. Tolu

    October 30, 2015 at 10:26 am

    It is well.
    From my experience with the force, being polite and obeying simple order works better than wanting to prove a point or escape being searched. . It’s wrong for any force member to abuse his or her office by shooting at innocent civilian. However friends, do all you can to stay alive even if it means forcing yourself to be polite and law abiding for once.

  8. sibo

    October 31, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Shocked ke!?. Abeg bella stop with this poor journalism. Every nigerian knows that the police are a bunch of armed terrorist . It is shocking that they are armed in the first place and I thought mpol were only invited in times of unrest. So who let this zombie out in peace times. Why was he armed!?. Pepper spray, tessers all lethal in the hands of these scum of the earth but at least not fatal. . No lessons will be learnt from this . Unbelievable people are advising to give in to police demands. I suppose if one asked to rape your wife and kids you’d say yes becos he got a gun. That is NOT the answer. Nigeria is our country we can’t be treated like this enough is enough. The harassment has got to stop. Women need to raise their voice and be heard. The government need to take action and STOP this nonsense.

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