The police officer who shot and killed a serving corps member, Angela Igwetu, who was scheduled to pass-out from the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Abuja, has been dismissed.
This was diclosed by FCT Police Commissiner, Sadiq Bello, who said necessary disciplinary actions has been taken against the officer and would be arraigned in court soon.
“He (suspect) has been dismissed from the force and arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction and he is currently on remand awaiting trial,” 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.”
According to him, he said the police claimed the car the deceased was in, was flagged down but the driver refused to stop, forcing the police inspector to open fire on the vehicle which hit the deceased on her side.
While noting that police officers have been warned to shun any act of irresponsibility, he said, “They have always been admonished to be civil to members of the public and be professional in the conduct of their duties,” he said.
Therefore the commissioner appealed for calm and understanding from members of the public and family of the deceased as justice would prevail in the matter.
On the seven policemen who were gunned down in the FCT, he said,
“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,” he said.
“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.”