Police detain officer allegedly responsible for death of corps member, Linda Igwetu

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

It was gathered that detectives of the force had commenced investigation into the 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.

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