This is Ms Linda Nkechi Igwetu, a NYSC Member serving in Abuja & due for P.O.P tomorrow.
She was shot dead by a police officer named Benjamin Peters.
The killings of innocent Nigerian youths by those whose job it is to protect them continues unabated.
Rt for the world to know pic.twitter.com/dmxUkdTQql
— Port-Harcourt People (@AskPHPeople) July 4, 2018
A policeman killed a NYSC Corp member yesterday;she is to "pass out" today.Those who are to protect us are rather killing us.The @PoliceNG can work,but it needs an urgent reform. Remember,the primary obj of Govt is security#ReformPoliceNG #EndSARS
— Gavel (@citizen_gavel) July 5, 2018
The Senate on Thursday demanded investigations into the death of a corp member, Ms Linda Angela Igwetu, who was killed by a policeman on Wednesday.
The matter was raised by Senator Atai Aidoko, citing Orders 42 and 52, stating that while on her way home with her friends, the corp member was shot and rushed to Garki Hospital, Abuja, but was not treated because they needed a police report.
Update 7th July 2018
A policeman, Inspector Benjamin Peters, who killed a member of the National Youth Service Corps, Angela Igwetu, in Abuja on Wednesday, has been dismissed from the force and arraigned.
The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory, Sadiq Bello, told journalists in Abuja on Friday that the errant cop “is on remand, awaiting commencement of trial.”
He said that Peters should not have shot at the car, adding that his claim that the victim was shouting for help was not sufficient to fire his weapon.
Bello explained that the two males in the car with the deceased told detectives that they were coming from a joint and that Igwetu stood up and brought out her head through the sun roof while having fun, stressing that she was not in any danger.
He said, “Police have taken necessary measures; the policeman that opened fire has been arrested, necessary disciplinary procedures have been concluded.
“He has been dismissed from the force and arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction and he is currently on remand awaiting commencement of trial.”
He appealed to residents for calm and assured the family of the deceased that justice will be done in the matter.
The CP stated that the Nigeria Police will not condone acts of irresponsibility or outright criminality from its officers and men, noting that they have always been admonished to be civil and professional in the discharge of their duties.