6 Cops detained over death of a Policeman in accidental shooting


April 17, 2021 - 561 views

Six policemen in NCD have been detained following the accidental shooting of a policeman on Monday.

ACP NCD/ Central Anthony Wagambie Junior, in a statement said the six were part of a group that conducted a raid at a residence at the Five Mile Ridge settlement where a known criminal was suspected to be staying.

Wagambie Junior said police had surrounded the house and whilst in pursuit of the suspected criminal, the policeman was shot.

The incident happened at around 4am.

He said the six policemen were detained at Boroko Police Station cell and interrogated where they gave the detailed account of the incident.

The policeman who shot his counterpart admitted to the shooting and was charged with murder.

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