A policeman attached to Governor Nyesom Wike’s COVID-19 task force team has gunned down his colleague, a female police officer controlling traffic at Eneka market, Portharcourt, Rivers state.
The task force team reportedly came to chase traders who were selling in the market on Thursday amid the lockdown order in the state when the police woman was shot.
A twitter user who shared the photo wrote: “the female police officer who controls traffic at the market was shot down by a policeman. The female policewoman was begging on behalf of a shoe trader who was arrested by the policeman from the taskforce team.
“The policeman threatened to shoot the trader if he doesn’t stop resisting arrest. As he pointed the gun the trader dodged the bullet only for it to catch the female policewoman on her head.
“She left a 2year old child she just finished breastfeeding 30mins before she died. She normally leaves the child with her nanny at a shop at the Eneka first market junction.. SMH”
According to the Rivers State police command revealed that the female police officer identified as Sergent Lovender Elekwachi was shot on Thursday at Eneka, Obio Akpor Local Government Area.
Police Spokesman, Nnamdi Omoni, stated that Elekwachi who hails from Ozuzu, Etche LGA of the state was shot on traffic duty by fellow Sergeant Bitrus Osaiah attached to the Operations Department of the Command
“Sergeant Osaiah, said to be attached to the Rivers Task Force on Decongestion, has been arrested, disarmed and undergoing Orderly Room Trial.
“Two other members of the Task Force have also been arrested and being questioned. The Hilux vehicle belonging to the Task Force has been impounded, the corpse of the Woman Sergeant deposited in the mortuary.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Joseph G. Mukan, has ordered an investigation into the matter with a view to unravelling the circumstances that led to her death.
“The CP appeals for calm, pending the outcome of the investigation, promising that justice must be served in the circumstance.”
W/Sgt Lovender Elekwachi until her untimely death was serving at Eneka Division and was posted to the Eneka Roundabout on traffic duties.
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