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Policeman Dismissed, Arraigned For Killing Corper In Abuja

Posted by on July 7th, 2018



A policeman, Inspector Benjamin Peters, who
killed a corps member, Angela Igwetu, in
Abuja on Wednesday 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, told
journalists in Abuja on Friday that the errant
cop is “on remand awaiting commencement
of trial.”
He said that 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 sunroof 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 appealed to residents for calm and
assured the family of the deceased that
justice will be done in the matter.
The CP stated that the Nigeria Police did not
condone acts of irresponsibility or outright
criminality from its officers and men, noting
that they have always been admonished to be
civil and professional in the discharge of their
“Furthermore, I wish to reassure residents of
FCT that they should go about their lawful
businesses without fear of molestation or
harassment, their peace and security is
guaranteed at all times,” he said


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