A Corps member in Abuja recognized as Linda Nkechi Angela Igwetu has been reportedly shot lifeless by a trigger-happy police officer.
Igwetu who was billed to go out of the obligatory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), died on Wednesday morning.
The #EndSARS #ReformPoliceNG convener, Segun Awosanya stated that, “She completed at work late at about 11pm and joined a few buddies to a hang around earlier than their Passing Out Parade scheduled for Thursday (right this moment).
“They left for dwelling at about 3am and was shot at shortly after the examine level instantly after Ceddi Plaza by a Police Officer recognized as Benjamin Peters.
“The bullet hit Angela on her facet, by the midriff and he or she started dropping blood within the open roof car.
“She was rushed to the Garki hospital but they wouldn’t treat her until they see a police report despite the fact that the police officers were present. While the deliberation was ongoing, Angela bled to death.”
Awosanya mentioned the case has been taken to the Federal Secretariat police station, vowing that they might file a lawsuit on the matter.
The #EndSARS convener additional revealed what the police officer advised the sister of the deceased.
As said by him, “The police mentioned they noticed a convertible automobile and so they didn’t know these inside after which the policeman who shot at them stated that he heard assist in his unconscious.
“My query is, even in the event you hear assist in your unconscious, is the answer to fireside at the one who is shouting for assist? You couldn’t cease them, double cross them or discover a approach to cease the car to make sure everybody was okay however you as a substitute opened hearth at them?
“I think this is a lie and they are trying to cover up their evil acts.”
A police source who pleaded anonymity advised The Nation that they have no idea what truly went flawed.
The source mentioned, “We don’t know what truly occurred however investigation is ongoing.
“The reality is that our males have been on the checkpoint once they heard somebody shouting assist from a automobile that was approaching.
“In responding to that, they tried to stop the vehicle where the deceased was but the driver zoomed off they when got to the checkpoint. We don’t know the motive behind it but I am sure discreet investigation would be carried out to reveal what actually happened.”
The Command Spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah confirmed the case to newsmen.
Manzah additionally revealed that the drive has started investigation on the case.