The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has announced the arrest and dismissal of the police officer who allegedly killed a National Youth Service Corp Member (NYSC) member, Angela Igwetu, In Abuja.
The corp member, Igwetu, was allegedly shot by the police officer, Inspector Benjamin Peter on Wednesday around Ceddi Plaza. She was rushed toBenjaminrki Hospital where she reportedly bled to death.
The Commissioner of Police in Abuja, Sadiq Bello, told journalists on Friday that necessary disciplinary procedures have been concluded leading to the dismissal of the suspect, Inspector Peter, from the force.
He added that the suspect will be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction as he is currently on remand awaiting trial.
“He (suspect) has been dismissed from the force and arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction and he is currently on remand awaiting trial.
“It was alleged that the lady, one Angela Igwetu stood up and brought out her head through the sunroof of a Toyota Camry car shouting and calling for help that she was kidnapped,” he said.
Kennedy said the police officer was shot while he alongside his colleagues were trying to repel attacks by hoodlums who were attempting to burn deserted houses in the area.
He further revealed that investigations are on to nab perpetrators.
Security challenges confronting the nation has not spared anyone including civilians and security officers who victims of various attacks across the country. One of the remaining two policemen declared missing in Benue State was found dead on Monday, February 12.
Tragedy has struck again in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as three police officers were killed and three more injured in a shooting.
Police have been able to gun down one suspect, but warn there may be two others in hiding.
They are also warning people to stay away from the scene of the shooting, which is close to the police headquarters and a highway.
The local sheriff’s department spokesperson said that the incident happened shortly before 9am, local time, and was being treated as an active situation, with road closures in the area.
It was not immediately clear whether there was a link between the shootings and the recent unrest over the police killings of black men in Baton Rouge and Minnesota.
Authorities did not give any information about the gunman’s possible motive.
President Barack Obama condemned the “attack on law enforcement in Baton Rouge” and vowed that justice would be done.
“We may not yet know the motives for this attack, but I want to be clear: There is no justification for violence against law enforcement. None. These attacks are the work of cowards who speak for no one,” Obama said in a statement.
The Louisiana State Governor, John Bel Edwards, has condemned the attack, but has promised the perpetrators would be brought to justice.
It is meant to be a protest against gun violence but shots have been fired in Ferguson, Missouri, United States, during a march to mark the first anniversary of the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown.
Police has confirmed that an officer was “involved in a shooting after coming under heavy gunfire,” and that “two unmarked cars took shots”.
According to media report, eyewitnesses said that one injured person was seen lying on the ground.
The shooting of the 18-year-old last year by white Police officer, Darren Wilson, triggered a national protest movement against racial bias by the police across America.
A female police officer, Mercy John, who disarmed two robbers who attempted to dispose her of her belongings, has been rewarded by the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola.
The reward is coming barely a month after Sergeant John had disarmed the two armed at Egbeda-Shasha by Tawakalitu Close, Orisunmibare Road in Lagos.
She also recovered her bag and a locally made pistol with two live cartridges in the process.
In his remarks at the ceremony which was held on Thursday at the Lagos House, Ikeja, shortly before the state’s Security Council meeting, Governor Fashola, encouraged her not to relent in her efforts in the course of her duty.
“Let me say very clearly that I value the work that you do, people of Lagos valued what you do and where ever you come from, this is your home and I think it is right to say that it was because you take this as home, you did the right thing, you took two robbers out of commission so that the people of Lagos can sleep well,” the Governor said.
Sergeant John is a native of Ikori Local Government Area of Cross River State.
She was enlisted into the Police Force on 1 July, 2000 and had earlier served in MOPOL 20, Force Ikeja from 2004 to 2012.
She is currently attached to the Provost’s Department, State Police Headquarters, Lagos State.
Suspected Boko Haram members have attacked and killed two officers at a police station in Gwoza town, Borno state in Nigeria’s volatile north-east region.
Security sources however say that the sect members lost seven of its members in the attack.
A senior police officer who confirmed the attack and killings, but asked not to be named adds that suspected boko haram members opened fire on policemen at the Gwoza police station at about 8 a.m. yesterday.
Gwoza is about 135 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state where boko haram was formed.
Security officials believe the sect has camps in Gwoza, where 11 soldiers on an anti-insurgency operation were killed in June.
A police officer sustained injuries during an attack on a divisional police station in Dass local government area of Bauchi State, north east Nigeria as unknown attackers threw improvised explosive device at the police station on Friday night causing panic amongst residents.
Public Relations Officer of Bauchi Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police Hassan Mohammed confirmed the attack in which a police officer was injured while repelling the attackers from gaining entrance into the police station.
The Police Spokesman explained that the attackers did not succeed in destroying the police station as they were not able to steal arms and the injured police officer who is currently receiving treatment at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University teaching hospital, Bauchi also escaped with his weapon.