The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has arrested and dismissed the police officer, who allegedly killed a National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) member, Miss Linda Nkechi Angela Igwetu.
Igwetu was allegedly shot by the police officer, Inspector Benjamin Peter on Wednesday around Ceddi Plaza in Abuja.
She was rushed to hospital where she reportedly bled to death.
The Commissioner of Police in Abuja, Mr. Sadiq Bello, told journalists on Friday that necessary disciplinary procedures have been concluded leading to the dismissal of the suspect of the inspector.
He added that the suspect will be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction as he is currently on remand awaiting trial.
“He (suspect) has been dismissed from the force and arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction and he is currently on remand awaiting trial.
“It was alleged that the lady, one Angela Igwetu stood up and brought out her head through the sunroof of a Toyota Camry car shouting and calling for help that she was kidnapped,” he said.
Bello said the police claimed that they flagged down the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop which made the police Inspector to open fire on the vehicle which hit the deceased.
The commissioner said that the command would not condone act of irresponsibility and incivility or outright criminality on the part of officers and men.
He appealed to residents for calm and assured the family of the deceased that justice will be done in the matter.
The FCT Command had promised it was investigating the alleged killing of a female corps member, by the policeman on Wednesday in Abuja.
Tonight, I spoke to Chinenye, Linda Igwetu’s sister. Such a tragedy.
They deserve justice and I commit to doing my best to achieve this. May her soul Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/js3wesn2Zh
— Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) July 5, 2018
The command’s Spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) via a text message on Thursday in Abuja.
According to report, Angela Igwetu, who was allegedly shot in the early hours of Wednesday by a police officer, was rushed to the Garki Hospital where she died.
It was also reported that the hospital allegedly refused to treat the deceased unless a police report was presented to them, an allegation which the hospital denied.
The deceased was among corps members scheduled to pass out on Thursday before she met her untimely death.