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”
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Confirming the incident, 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 Isaiah attached to the Operations Department of the Command