Linda Angela Igwetu, a youth corp member, has been murdered by a policeman who shot her in Abuja during the early hours of Wednesday.
According to an account of the incident shared by the deceased’s sister, Chineye Igwetu, and corroborated by ‘End SARS champion,’ Segun Awosanya on Twitter, the late Linda was shot around 3am on Wednesday.
It was learnt that Linda, 23, had left the office at a few minutes to 11pm. She then joined a few friends at a hangout spot in anticipation of their Passing Out Parade planned for Thursday (today)
The group dispersed around 3am, shortly after leaving they came across the check point immediately after Ceddi Plaza; which was where Linda was shot ny a police officer identified as Benjamin Peters.
The bullet hit Linda on the side of her stomach and she immediately started losing blood. Linda was rushed to the Garki hospital where she was attended to promptly. But it was too late Linda was in a pool of her own blood and she had a low heart rate.
Awosanya had initially claimed in one of his tweets that Garki Hospital first refused to treat the injured corp member without Police report; but he later corrected himself, saying that sources present at the hospital revealed that a consultant was called in, who attended to Linda immediately.
“Medications were prescribed, but she has lost so much blood. We are, however, looking to clarify what happened between (the) time lag.”
“The case was later taken to Federal Secretariat Police Station where the elder sister of the deceased Chineye Igwetu was crying for help.”
Meanwhile, Police has reportedly confirmed the incident.
In a telephone interview with Daily Trust, the FCT Police spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah said, “We are investigating the case. It is at the Criminal Investigation Department. So, investigation is ongoing on the case.”