Apr 24, 2020

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Police reacts after their Officer was shot dead in Rivers

The Rivers State Police Command has reacted to the killing of their Officer who was allegedly shot by her colleague attached to the Rivers State Task Force in Eneka area of the State.

In the statement released by the Police Public Relation Officer, Mr Nnamdi Omoni, he identified the late woman Sargent as Lovender Elekwachi, who was until her death, attached to Eneka Division.

He said culprit identified as Bitrus Osaiah, has been arrested, disarmed and undergoing "orderly room trial." The statement also said two members of the Task Force have also been arrested.

The statement read in full: "The Rivers State Police Command regrets to announce the death of W/Sgt Lovender Elekwachi who until her untimely death was serving at Eneka Division and was posted to the Eneka roundabout on traffic duties.

"The late Woman Sergeant was shot while controlling traffic by Sergeant Bitrus Osaiah attached to the Operations Department of the Command.

"Meanwhile, the Sergeant who is said to be attached the Rivers State 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 are being questioned. The Hilux vehicle belonging to the Task Force has been impounded and the corpse of the Woman Sergeant deposited in the mortuary.

"The Commissioner of Police, CP Joseph G. Mukan, psc (+) has ordered investigation into the matter with a view to unraveling the circumstances that led to her death and has appealed for calm, pending the outcome of the investigation, promising that the interest of justice must be served in the circumstance."


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