A policeman has allegedly shot dead a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Linda Angela Igwetu serving in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) a day before her passing out.
The late Corps member, served at Outsource Global Company in Mabushi, was said to have gone out with her friends, as part of celebration for the completion of her year service, TheNation writes.
Narrating the tragedy, the Convener of #EndSARS #ReformPoliceNG, Mr. Segun Awosanya said: “She finished at work late at 11 p.m (Tuesday) and joined a few friends for a hangout before their passing out parade scheduled for Thursday (today).
“They left for home around 3 a.m (Wednesday) and was shot at shortly after the checkpoint near Ceddi Plaza by a police officer, identified as Benjamin Peters.
“The bullet hit Angela on her side, by the midriff, and she began losing blood in the open roof vehicle.
“She was rushed to the Garki Hospital but they would not treat her until they saw a police report, despite the fact that the police officers were present. While the deliberation was ongoing, Angela bled to death.”
Awosanya said they were awaiting the police report on the incident, adding that they had written a petition to the police commissioner and the Force headquarters in Abuja on the matter.
Meanwhile, a source at the Abuja Police said: “The truth is that our men were at the checkpoint when they heard someone shouting for help from a car that was approaching.
“In responding to that, they tried to stop the vehicle where the deceased was, but the driver zoomed off when they got to the checkpoint. We don’t know the motive behind it, but I am sure a discreet investigation would be carried out to reveal what actually happened.”