Female Corper Allegedly Shot Dead By Policeman A Day Before Her Passing Out

It’s a sad moment for the family of Igwetu, as their daughter, Linda was allegedly shot by a Policeman.

23-year-old Linda Igwetu who was a corps member serving in Abuja has allegedly been shot dead by a Policeman during a stop and search operation. The deceased, Linda Angela Igwetu was reportedly shot around 3am on Wednesday, a day before her passing out of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) programme on Thursday.

Chinenye Igwetu, the sister to the deceased, confirmed the incident through her Twitter handle “@Chinny3bs”.

Her story was corroborated by Segun Awosanya, an activist and convener of the #EndSARS campaign, who in a series of tweet narrated the incident leading to the death of the young corps member. According to Segun:

“Miss Linda Angela Igwetu was meant to have passed out tomorrow (Thursday) 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. 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 losing blood in the open roof vehicle”

The FCT Police spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah confirmed the incident in a phone interview. In his words:

“We are investigating the case. It is at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), so, investigation is ongoing on the case”

Source: Daily Trust