POLICEMAN WHO SHOT CORPER DEAD DISMISSED, AWAITING TRIAL

The policeman, Inspector Benjamin Peters, who killed a corps member, Angela Igwetu, in Abuja has been dismissed from the Force and arraigned in court over the incident.

The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory, Sadiq Bello, disclosed this to journalists in Abuja on Friday.

He said that the errant cop is “on remand awaiting commencement of trial.”

According to him, Peters should not have shot at the car, adding that his claim that the girl was shouting for help was not sufficient ground to fire his weapon.

Bello explained that the two males in the car with the deceased told detectives that they were coming from a joint and that Igwetu stood up and brought out her head through the sun roof while having fun, stressing that she was not in any danger.

He said, “Police have taken necessary measures; the policeman that opened fire has been arrested, necessary disciplinary procedures have been concluded.

“He has been dismissed from the Force and arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction and he is currently on remand awaiting commencement of trial.”

He further appealed to residents for calm and assured the family of the deceased that justice will be done in the matter.

The CP added that the Nigeria Police does not condone acts of irresponsibility or outright criminality from its officers and men, noting that they had always been admonished to be civil and professional in the discharge of their duties.

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