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Soldier shoots police officer on lockdown duty

A military officer is currently in detention after allegedly shooting and injuring a policewoman on lockdown duty at a checkpoint at Tema New Town

The Tema Regional Police has confirmed the incident to Myjoyonline.com. They reveal that Lance Corporal Francisca Tenge was shot without confrontation.

It’s however not clear whether the weapon was discharged accidentally.

Police-military relationship in the region has been very cordial as both have played major role in enforcing the law and the current partial lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in the area.

The Ghana Armed Forces is yet to issue an official release on the incident.

Meanwhile, Medical Director at Tema General Hospital, Dr. Richard Anthony, whose facility Lance Corporal Francisca Tenge was taken to, says she is responding to treatment after being shot close to her thigh.

According to him, the victim was not bleeding when she was rushed in and was immediately attended to by the surgical team.

“There were entry and exit wounds but the surgical team did their best and can confirm she is responding to treatment,” Dr. Anthony said.

Asked how long it could take the victim to recover, he said that will depend on her body constitution.

“There is no cause for alarm as we have attended to her. She will recover in due course,” Dr. Anthony assured.