Federal lawmakers within the Senate on Thursday resolved to research the killing of a feminine youth corps member Miss Angela Linda Igwetu in Abuja.
Igwetu, who was billed to cross out of the obligatory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme, was reportedly shot useless by a trigger-happy policeman on Wednesday morning.
To this finish, the Senate committees on youths, well being and police have been requested to probe the killing and report again in two weeks’ time.
Senator ita Aidoko representing Kogi-East raised the movement, which led to Senate’s decision on the matter.
“Mr President, I came under Order 42 and 52 of the rules of the Senate because of the unfortunate incident that happened where a youth corps member was killed by a trigger-happy policeman,” Aidoko offered.
“Mr President, from the onset, with the assent of the obligatory therapy of gunshot victims invoice in December 2017. Victims of gunshot and automotive accidents can now obtain instant therapy within the hospitals with out police report.
“Mr. President, this was a invoice that was handed and the President assented to it. But regardless of this, Mr. President, two nights in the past, Miss Linda Angela Igwetu, serving in Abuja was allegedly shot by a trigger-happy police officer.
“The deceased was to cross out from the National youth Service Corps, NYSC, programme in the present day July 5, after a obligatory one yr service in Abuja.
“Her place of main project was at one firm at Mabuchi, an outskirts of Abuja metropolis. She completed work late 11pm Tuesday, and joined a few mates for a hangout in pleasure of her anticipated cross out scheduled in the present day.
“She left for house round 2am Wednesday and was shot close to Ceddi plaza round Area 10 by a police officer who was properly recognized. The bullet shot Angela on her aspect inside a car and, she started oozing out blood.
“She was rushed to a hospital. But they refused to treat her until they see a police report. Despite the fact that they saw the presence of some police officers. And while the deliberation was going on, Angela passed out.”