The Nigerian Senate has resolved to investigate the circumstances surround the death of Miss Linda Angela Igwetu, the NYSC Corper who was allegedly shot by a Police Officer two nights ago.
Aidoko, citing Order 42 and 52, raised the issue, stating that while on
her way home with her friends, the corper was shot and rushed to Garki
hospital, Abuja but was not treated because they needed a police report.
Commenting on the Motion, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, said:
“There are two issues here. One, is how could this have happened? How
could the officer mistakenly or otherwise have shot in such a way that
led to this young ladies death?
“Secondly, we have passed this
Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Act, and the
President assented to it on the 30th of December 2017.
we start holding people accountable to these kinds of incidents, they
will not stop. What is the point of us passing a Bill, and the President
assenting to it, then it becomes law, and still, people will decide
that they will not treat a patient.
“Is it that they are not
well-informed? Is it that they were not aware that such a law exists?
There are a number of issues that we need to address.
Nigerian life is important. Especially young ones that are just about to
start their own lives and careers. This is a loss that could have been
The Senate resolved to:
Mandate its Committee on Youth and Sports to investigate the death of
the NYSC Corper; mandate its Committee on Health to investigate the
non-treatment of the patient, and; mandate its Committee on Police
Affairs to investigate the cause of the incident.
All three Committees have been directed to report back to the Senate in 2-weeks.
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