Police Arrest, Dismiss Officer who killed NYSC corps member in Abuja
The federal capital territory (FCT) command of the Nigeria police force (NPF) has arrested and dismissed a policeman, Inspector Benjamin Peters, who killed Angela Igwetu, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Abuja.
Speaking with newsmen on Friday, the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory, Sadiq Bello, disclosed 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 girl was shouting for help was not sufficient ground to fire his weapon.
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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 sunroof 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 (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 sun roof of a Toyota Camry car shouting and calling for help that she was kidnapped.”
He appealed to residents for calm and assured the family of the deceased that justice will be done in the matter.