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Military man reportedly shoots policewoman at Tema Newtown checkpoint

A military officer on lockdown duties at a checkpoint at Tema Newtown has shot a police woman. The incident happened Thursday at about 8:30 am.

The policewoman, Lance Corporal Francisca Tenge, who was also on ‘Operation Covid-Safety’ duties at the same checkpoint with the military man was shot in the leg and knee, 3news.com report.

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, our correspondent Josephine Antwi-Adjei reported.

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 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.

Source: 3 News

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