Woman recounts being shot after rebuffing REO’s advances against her and sister

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Twenty-five-year-old Gladys Emmanuel, who was shot on Tuesday last by the Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Nine, Karl Singh, said that she was shot after rebuffing advances by Singh against her and her sister. 

In an exclusive interview with They Break News, Emmanuel recounted that on July 20, 2021, at 8:00hrs, she and her sister, along with a male friend, went to the Kanuku Lodge Restaurant. 

“We started to have to have tequila shots, then sometime after Karl and a few of his staff and friends came in, and they sat at a table close to us,”  Emmanuel recalled. 

The 25-year-old woman said that as the night went on, the REO began “sending drinks” over to their table while explaining that her sister got up and went over to the table where the REO was.  

“I went and asked her what she was doing there, and she said nothing. She was drinking with the REO and his friends. So, I said okay, and I went back to my table.” 

According to Emmanuel, just after 10:30hrs, she joined her sister at the table where the REO was. 

She relayed to this publication that she turned to Singh and asked him, “why are you pursuing my sister?” and he reportedly responded saying, “is long now I like your sister.” 

The woman continued, “I then turned and asked him why are you doing this to your wife? And he said, man, she is nothing, and I said what you mean, and I said you can’t say things like that,  cause we know each other. So, I continued to ask him why? And I said to him that I can’t allow you to have anything going on between you and my sister because look how things happened before between you and a few of your staff them.” 

As he began explaining the past to be, police showed p and ordered everyone out of the restaurant, the 25-year-old woman said. 

“I was going to my washroom and saw that there was a little commotion with Karl regarding his bill because he said it was too high. So, I offered to help, and I took out my phone and began to calculate his bill.  

“After I was done I then went to use the washroom and left and went outside and we called our transportation, soon after the transportation reached my male friend left and went inside the car, and I was standing by the car while my sister was talking with some of her other friends. So, I ask her if she is ready to leave and she said no, she wasn’t ready to leave and Karl, who was in his vehicle, started to shout from his vehicle that he will take her home, so I said no that I’m taking her home.” 

Emmanuel added that Singh then shouted and told her that he wanted to talk to her, which resulted in her going into his vehicle. 

The 25-year-old said that she went into the front passenger seat of the REO’s vehicle while explaining that he began asking her about her “plans for the next day. 

“So I said okay, and I came out of the vehicle and went to my sister, and I called out to my friend by his name, and my sister said that they left. So, I said okay. So Karl said, you see, now I have to drop you home. So, I went back to his vehicle and my sister didn’t come she was still standing outside, so he and I began talking, and I ask him how come you’re pursuing my sister if you go around with one of your staff and so he turned and told me well I’m the REO and I can have any woman that I want.

“So, I laughed it off, and I said well not me, so he said to me, ‘Really? You want to see?’ So, he went into his gloves compartments of his vehicle, and he take out the gun, and he crank the gun while he was facing me, and the gun went off, and I started to feel a pain in my belly, and I started to scream, and then he turned and asked me ‘Gladys I shoot you?’ and I said yes, and I stretched my hand and I close the door and he drive off with speed to take me to the hospital, which is about five minutes drive from the restaurant.” 

The woman concluded by adding that she heard Singh on a phone call saying that he shot her while they were on their way to the hospital. 

According to the 25-year-old, after they arrived at the hospital, the nurse asked her what happened, and she relayed what transpired. 

Emmanuel, who had to undergo surgery, was discharged yesterday from the hospital.

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