A 25-year-old fruit seller, identified as Elizabeth Agwu, has been shot dead in Ebonyi State.

NEWSNAIJA lerned the incident happened around 8pm in Enuagu village, in Onicha-Igboeze community, in the Onicha Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday.

It was further learned that some policemen had gone to the area to hassle some residents when the incident occurred.

The deceased, who was said to be the younger sister of a reporter with The Sun Newspaper in Ebonyi State, known as  Mr Chijioke Agwu, was attending to her customers when she was hit by stray bullets.

Unfortunately  the 25 year old  Elizabeth died on the way to a hospital in Abakaliki, the state capital.

Chijioke said, “Policemen came to my village, Enuagu, Onicha Igboeze, in Onicha LGA today (Wednesday) to harass some residents. In the melee, they shot and killed my younger sister, who was selling fruits at the junction.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer,  Mrs.  Loveth Odah, promised to investigate the incident, promising  that the culprits would be punished.