A serving corp member, Linda Angela Igwetu has been shot dead by a SARS officer yesterday in Abuja where she was serving.
Her Passing Out Parade (POP) from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was supposed to happen today.
To celebrate her passing out, Linda hung out with friends a night before her sudden demise and left for home early the next morning. On her way home, a police officer shot at the car she was in and she was hit.
Linda was immediately rushed to Garki hospital but they refused to treat her until they see a police report, despite police officers being present. The young corper eventually bled to death.
The news was shared on Twitter by sister of the deceased and subsequent tweet by others, while the Convener of #EndSARS #ReformPoliceNG, Mr. Segun Awosanya gave more details. Read the tweets:
@Chinny3bs sister, a Corps member was shot dead by the police by 3am today she is in Federal secretariat police station Abuja crying for help her phone has been confiscated.
@nysc_ng she was meant to pass out tomorrow. @segalink @Omojuwa pls @YomiShogunle RT. #EndSARS
Please guys help me retweet my last retweet. My little sister was shot dead by the police this morning in Abuja
Then Segun @Segalink came in, read his tweets:
@Segalink We lost Miss Linda Nkechi Igwetu, a youth corper serving in Abuja to yet another avoidable impunity of Police earlier this morning.
A police Officer shot at their car while returning from work and she bled to death. Our lawyers are with the next of kin & the shooter at station
Our hearts and thoughts are with the family as we speak and the team will do whatever it is in our power to bring the accused to justice and prevent future occurrence even as we progress the cause to a logical conclusion. Our team @citizen_gavel #EndSARS #ReformPoliceNG
The blood of innocent citizens killed extrajudicially by SARS/@PoliceNG and covered up by the IGP lying squad @PoliceNG_PCRRU @YomiShogunle and JimohMoshood will not go unavenged. Justice will be served. Keep praying for the team working round the clock. #EndSARS #ReformPoliceNG
Miss Linda Angela Igwetu was meant to have passed out tomorrow from her NYSC program from her primary assignment positing at Outsource Global Company Mabushi.
She finished at work late at about 11pm and joined a few friends to a hang out before their Passing Out Parade scheduled for the next day.
“They left for home at about 3am and was shot at shortly after the check point immediately after Ceddi Plaza by a Police Officer identified as Benjamin PETERS. The bullet hits Angela on her side, by the midriff and she began loosing blood in the open roof vehicle.”
She was rushed to the Garki hospital but they wouldn’t treat her until they see a police report despite the fact that the police officers were present. While the deliberation was ongoing, Angela bled to death.
he case was later taken to Federal Secretariat Police Station where the elder sister of the deceased Chineye Igwetu was crying for help before our legal team reached her, minutes after we were notified of the incident.
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