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NGO petititons NHRC over killing of corps member in Abuja

NGO petititons NHRC over killing of corps member in Abuja

- A petition has been written to the National Human Rights Commission over the killing of a corps member serving in Abuja

- The corps member identified as Angela Igwetu was reportedly shot by police officers while coming from a party

The gavel, a non-governmental organisation, has written a petition to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) against the police officers who allegedly killed an Abuja corps member, Angela Igwetu.

The Cable reports that the corps members, who was preparing for her passing out, was allegedly shot by the officers at a checkpoint in Cedi Plaza, Central Business District, Abuja, while coming from a party.

Legit.ng gathers that the two police officers were identified as Benajamen Peters and Nichola Obioha.

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The petition read in part: “It is trite principle of the law that no individual or institution shall engage in the extra-judicial killing of another. Section 33 (1) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) provides that every person has a right to life, and no one shall be deprived intentionally of his life, save in execution of the sentence of a court in respect of a criminal offense of which he has been found guilty in Nigeria.

“The victim was a NYSC member who obeyed the obligation to serve her fatherland and who has the commitment, from the federal government, to ensure her safety and protection.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigeria Police Force detained the officer who shot a member of the National youth Service Corps (NYSC), Linda Angela Igwetu, in Abuja on Wednesday, July 4.

Benjamin Peters was said to have shot at the vehicle, Linda and two of her colleagues were riding in around Ceddi Plaza Central Business District in Abuja.

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Source: Legit.ng

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