Police Officer Who Allegedly Shot Abuja Corps Member Dead Arrested


A trigger-happy police officer who reportedly shot a corps member leading to her death has been arrested.

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arrested a police officer, Benjamin Peter who shot a youth corps member, Linda Igwetu leading to her death, Wednesday morning.

Investigation has commenced to unveil what actually led to the shooting and death of the 22-year-old, who was shot while driving with two of her colleagues around Ceddi Plaza, Central Business District, Abuja.

The deceased was to pass out from her one-year national service on Thursday.

It was gathered that investigators would ascertain Peters’ claim that he heard a shout for help before firing the fatal shot that claimed Igwetu’s life. The police also confirmed that the driver and the other occupants of the car would be interrogated to explain why he didn’t stop to be searched.

The deceased’s sibling, Chinenye has equally alleged that the police had not formally informed the family why Igwetu was shot dead by the trigger-happy policeman.