Lovender Elekwachi, a female Police sergeant , attached to the Rivers state Police Command has been shot and killed by
the state Taskforce enforcing lockdown, measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic .
It was gathered that a trigger-happy policeman attached to the Taskforce killed his colleague, who was not a member of the force at Eneka Town, Obio-Akpo Local Government Area, at about 5pm on Thursday .
An eyewitness said the tragedy occurred when members of the Taskforce arrived the area and began to destroy goods belonging to defiant street traders.
The new Commissioner of Police, 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. 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.
The late Woman Sergeant was shot while controlling traffic before the unfortunate incident.