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Nigeria Police Arrest, Dismiss Policeman Who Shot A Corp Member Dead

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Policeman Shot Corp Member To Death In Abuja (Photo Credit: Nigerianmonitor.com)

The policeman who allegedly killed an NYSC member, Angela Igwetu, in Abuja has been arrested and dismissed by the Nigeria Police FCT Command.

The outgoing youth corp member dead after been rushed to the Garki Hospital, after been shot at Ceddi Plaza by a police officer.

Mr Sadiq Bello, the commissioner of Police made this known while addressing newsmen on the incident on Friday in Abuja.

Bello said that necessary disciplinary procedures had 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 trail,” he said.

“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 said.

According to the police boss, the policeman allegedly opened fire on the vehicle which hit the young lady after the vehicle was waved down by Policemen on duty but refused to stop.

The commissioner said that the command would not condone act of irresponsibility and incivility or outright criminality on the part of officers and men.

“They have always been admonished to be civil to members of the public and be professional in the conduct of their duties,” he said.

Bello assured members of the public and family of the deceased that justice would prevail, and the policeman if liable would face the full wroth of the law.

He added that the Peace and safety of the residents of the area was guaranteed and that those in the area should go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation or harassment.

On the killing of the seven policemen, Bello said that the dastardly act would not deter the police from performing its constitutional duties.

Bello admonished members of the public to help the Police with reliable information that will help guarantee their security.

We owe it a duty to arrest these criminals in order to assuage the souls of these young men so that they don’t die in vain.

“The circumstances surrounding the incident is still very sketchy; however, we want to assure members of the public that we will do whatever is necessary to unravel the mystery surrounding the incident,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN ) reports that gunmen, on Monday at a roundabout in Galadimawa area of Abuja, killed seven policemen who were on stop-and-search duty operation.

 

 


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Last Modified: 16 July, 2019 at 9:45 am