COVID-19: Soldier shoots policewoman on duty at Tema New Town

COVID-19: Soldier shoots policewoman on duty at Tema New Town

- A soldier on COVID-19 duty has allegedly shot a policewoman whom he was on duty

- They both were on guard duty at Tema New Town in the Tema Metropolis

- Information picked up from the police so far suggests that the policewoman may not have been shot on purpose

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A soldier on COVID-19 duty has allegedly shot a policewoman whom he was on duty with at Tema New Town in the Tema Metropolis of the Greater Accra Region.

According to a 3news.com report, the incident happened Thursday morning around 8:30am at the duty post.

The policewoman has been identified as Lance Corporal Francisca Tenge who is with the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Police at the Tema Regional Police Command.

3news reports that snippets of information picked up from the police so far suggests that the policewoman may not have been shot on purpose.

L/Cpl Tenge is quoted to have said the soldier was standing behind her at the checkpoint and suddenly, she heard gunshot and the bullet hit her leg and the knee.

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Circumstances under which the military man shot the police officer is not immediately known as the police is yet to establish the motive for the action.

Meanwhile, the soldier has since been removed from his duty post and has been detained at the Tema Naval Base as investigations into the incident has begun.

The report further stated that she was rushed to the Tema General Hospital where she is receiving and responding to treatment.

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In other news, the Deputy Defence Minister, Major Derrick Oduro (Rtd), has stated that it is better to allow the military and other security forces to discipline civilians who defy restrictions on movement directives than allow the coronavirus disease spread.

The retired military officer strongly believes that the military disciplining those who defy President Akufo-Addo's directive is in the right direction.

Speaking on JoyNews and as reported by theghanareport, the minister said although some of the brutalities meted out by the soldiers were not acceptable, they were for the greater good.

READ ALSO: Lockdown: Ghanaians who defy directive should be lashed by soldiers to stop the spread of the virus - Minister

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