Rivers State taskforce kills Policewoman (Photos)


The life of a female police officer and mother of a four months old baby was brought to an end by the Rivers State taskforce enforcing the Lockdown measures.

It was gathered that a trigger-happy policeman attached to the taskforce pulled that killed his colleague, who was not a member of the taskforce.

The Police Sergeant, Bitrus Osaiah, who shot and killed his colleague, Lovender Elekwachi, in Rivers State, has been subjected to orderly room trial.

The incident was said to have happened 1st. Market junction at Eneka, Obio-Akpor,Port Harcourt while the lady was in active service.

Sources said the tragedy occurred when members of the taskforce arrived the area and began to destroy goods belonging to defiant street traders.

The Hilux belonging to the Taskforce Team have been towed down to Eneka police station at the moment.

The new Commissioner of Police Rivers State, Joseph Mukan, who confirmed the development, said the policeman attached to the taskforce misused his weapon.

He said: “A policeman attached to the taskforce did the shooting.

“He was shooting anyhow and in the process killed another policewoman. The policewoman was hit by a stray bullet”.

Mukan, who spoke at about 8:20pm, said the policeman was immediately arrested, disarmed and subjected to orderly room trial.

“As I am talking to you, the orderly room trial is ongoing. If we conclude it this night, we will arraign him tomorrow”, he said.

He insisted that there was no justification for the killing adding that the law must take its course.

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