The Nigeria Police have taken into custody a trigger-happy police officer, Benjamin Peters, who allegedly shot a youth corps member, Linda Igwetu, in Abuja on Wednesday morning.
The tragic incident happened a day before the deceased was billed to pass out of the NYSC programme after a compulsory one-year service in Abuja.
A Police source said detectives have commenced investigation into the death of the 22-year-old.
Miss Igwetu was reportedly killed when the car she was in with two of her colleagues failed to stop at a ‘stop and search’ point mounted by the police at Ceddi Plaza, Central Business District, Abuja.
Meanwhile, the deceased’s sibling, Chinenye has said that the police are yet to officially inform their family of her sister’s death and why she was shot.
However, she also confirmed that there were two other persons in the car when her sister was shot.