A trigger happy policeman has allegedly cut short the life of Miss Linda Nkechi Igwetu, a serving youth corps member who was supposed to wear her National Youth Service uniform for the last time today, June 5.
It is gathered that Linda, a Lagos resident serving in Abuja, was shot around 3 am on Wednesday, June 4 – just a day before she would have had her Passing Out Parade (POP) from NYSC. A police officer had allegedly shot at their car while she returning from her primary assignment positing at Outsource Global Company Mabushi, and she bled to death.
Linda had left work late, at about 11 pm, and decided to hang out with a few friends, before their POP scheduled for today. They left for home at about 3am, and shortly after the checkpoint immediately after Ceddi Plaza, Linda was shot. A police officer identified as Benjamin Peters pulled the trigger. The bullet hit her on her side, by the midriff, and she began losing blood in the open roof vehicle.
Quite absurdly, the doctors at the Garki hospital where she was rushed to wouldn’t treat her. They requested for a police report, despite the fact that the police officers were present. Linda bled to death while doctors and policemen were negotiating her life. The case has since been taken to Federal Secretariat Police Station.