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Thursday, 5 July 2018

Oh No! Policeman Kills Female NYSC Member A Day To Her Passing Out

A policeman has allegedly shot dead a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member serving in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The deceased, Linda Angela Igwetu, was billed to pass out of the NYSC programme today after a compulsory one-year service in Abuja.

She served at Outsource Global Company in Mabushi. The late Corps member was said to have gone out with her friends, as part of celebration for the completion of her year service.

Below is how human rights activist and lawyer, Segun Awosanya (@segalink) narrated the story online:
  
"We lost Miss Linda Nkechi Igwetu, a youth corper serving in Abuja to yet another avoidable impunity of Police earlier this morning. A police Officer shot at their car while returning from work and she bled to death. Our lawyers are with the next of kin & the shooter at station.
 
Miss Linda Angela Igwetu was meant to have passed out tomorrow from her NYSC program from her primary assignment positing at Outsource Global Company Mabushi.
 
She finished at work late at about 11pm and joined a few friends to a hang out before their Passing Out Parade scheduled for the next day. 
The Police officer who allegedly shot the corps member arrested
 
They left for home at about 3am and was shot at shortly after the check point immediately after Ceddi Plaza by a Police Officer identified as Benjamin PETERS. The bullet hits Angela on her side, by the midriff and she began loosing blood in the open roof vehicle.
 
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.
 
UPDATE: From information further gleaned from reports on the field this time from the hospital. Sources reveal that late Linda was indeed attended to immediately she was brought in. She was in a pool of blood, low heart rate but medicated until they got her pulse up. 
Linda passed away at the hospital
 
Within the region of past 3am, it was reported that they rang a consultant who promptly came in to stabilize her while all hands were on deck. Medications were prescribed but she has lost so much blood. We are however looking to clarify what happened between time lag.
 
The case was later taken to Federal Secretariat Police Station where the elder sister of the deceased Chineye Igwetu was crying for help before our legal team reached her, minutes after we were notified of the incident.
 
The Legal team @citizens_Gavel are awaiting the police report on the incident and have initiated a petition to the commissioner of police & theForceHQ on the incident while preparing for a legal suit on this matter on behalf of the family at no cost. #EndSARS #ReformPoliceNG
 
We are hopeful that the case gets a logical conclusion and all culprits brought to book to ensure this never repeats itself. Our prayers are with the family at this point and may her soul rest in perfect peace. #EndSARS #ReformPoliceNG. She was 23."

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