A policewoman attached to the Rivers State Task Force team on Thursday killed by a policeman while trying to enforce the movement restriction put in place by the River state government to curb the spread of the pandemic in the city.
It was gathered that a happy policeman attached to the taskforce killed his colleague, who was not a member of the force.
The incident was said to have happened at Eneka Town, Obio-Akpo Local Government Area, at about 5pm.
The tragedy occurred when members of the task-force arrived the area and began to destroy goods belonging to traders who disobeyed the lockdown rule.
Joseph Mukan, the Commissioner of Police, said the policeman attached to the taskforce misused his weapon.
Joseph 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,” he added.
Joseph 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.