A male police Sergeant, Bitrus Osaiah, attached to Rivers State Task Force on Decongestion, is reported to have shot and killed a female officer, Ms lovender Elekwachi.
The incident, according to the spokesman of the Force in the state, Nnamdi Omoni in a statement today, April 24, occurred on Wednesday.
The statement said that the deceased was serving at Eneka Police Division, Port Harcourt. She was shot while on traffic duties at the Eneka roundabout.
The suspected assailant, Osaiah and two other members of the task force have been arrested by the police.
“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, Joseph Mukan, 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.”