Police dismiss Officer that killed Corp member
The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) have dismissed inspector Benjamin Peters, the Policeman that shot and killed National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member Angela Igwetu in Abuja on Wednesdayt.
According to Sadiq Bello, Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), revealed this much, and also that the inspector is in custody awaiting trial.
He said:| “The Police have taken necessary measures; the policeman who opened fire has been arrested, necessary disciplinary procedures have been concluded,” Bello said.
“He has been dismissed from the Force and arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction and he is currently on remand awaiting commencement of trial.”
He also assured the family of the deceased that justice will be done.
“The Nigeria Police Force does not condone acts of irresponsibility or outright criminality from its officers and men; they have always been admonished to be civil and professional in the discharge of their duties,” he said.
“Furthermore, I wish to reassure residents of FCT that they should go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation or harassment, their peace and security is guaranteed at all times.”
He said at the deceased posed no threat to the officer before she was shot, and that there was no reason to have shot her.
Angela closed late from work at about 11pm and joined a few friends to a hang out before their Passing Out Parade the next day.
She was shot at the checkpoint immediately after Ceddi Plaza by Officer identified as Benjamin Peter.
She was rushed to Garki Hospital, where she was later confirmed dead.