Police Officer shot on “Covid-Safety” duty is responding to treatment

Police Officer shot on “Covid-Safety” duty is responding to treatment

The police officer who was shot at the leg at Accra Newtown by a military officer this morning is reportedly responding to treatment.

In a report by Joynews captured by this website, Medical Director of Tema General Hospital, Dr Richard Anthony has said that “Lance Corporal Francisca Tenge is responding to treatment after being shot close to her thigh this morning”.

BACKGROUND

The policewoman, Lance Corporal Francisca Tenge, who was on ‘Operation COVID-Safety’ duties at the same checkpoint with the military man was shot in the leg and knee this morning around 8:30 am.

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

The soldier has since been removed from his duty post and placed under military detention.

Snippets of information picked up from the police so far appears to suggest the policewoman may not have been shot on purpose.

The policewoman is quoted to have said the soldier was standing behind her at the checkpoint and suddenly, she heard a gunshot and the bullet hit her leg and the knee.

She was rushed to the Tema General Hospital where she is receiving treatment.

Inspector-General of Police James Boanuh is said to be leading a team to visit the policewoman who is with the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Police at the Tema Regional Police Command.

 

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