Police kills fellow officer in Rivers State

By Ifunanya Ndukwe

The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the death of a Sergeant, Lovender Elekwachi, who was killed by a fellow officer on duty. In a statement by the spokesman of the Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, Lavender until her death was serving at Eneka Division and was posted to the Eneka roundabout on traffic duties.

The statement said the late Sergeant was shot while controlling traffic by one Sergeant Bitrus Osaiah attached to the Operations Department of the Command. Sergeant Osaiah is attached to the Rivers State Task Force on decongestion.

He has been arrested, disarmed and undergoing Orderly Room Trial. The police also said two other members of the Task Force have also been arrested and are being questioned, adding that the Hilux vehicle belonging to the Task Force has been impounded and the corpse of the late Sergeant deposited in the mortuary.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Joseph Mukan, has therefore ordered an investigation into the matter with a view to unraveling the circumstances that led to her death, as he called for calmness from the people pending the outcome of the investigation, promising that the interest of justice must be served in the circumstance. CP Mukan was just redeployed last week to Rivers State.

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