Armed bandits Kill Two Policemen In UmuahiaFeatured, Ignatius Okpara, Latest News, News Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
The entire headquarters of Abia state police command, Umuahia was thrown into confusion Monday, as two of its serving Inspectors, Jimmy Johnson and Kingsley Etuk were shot dead by a notorious armed robbery gang who waylaid them at Ohiya village along the Umuahia Enugu Expressway.
African Examiner gathered that the late police officers, who were until their untimely death attached to Eziama and Central Police Divisions, Aba respectively, were on escort duty, accompanying a staff of Abatex Pools Nigeria Limited Aba to Umuahia, when the gunmen struck.
Our Correspondent learnt that the robbers operating in a Mercedes 190 model caught up with the policemen at a bad spot of the road where they started opening fire on their vehicle.
After killing the two policemen, they pulled the driver and the staff of the company out of the car unharmed before making away with the sum of N850, 000 naira.
A source said a team of policemen were alerted on the incident where they came and met their two colleagues dead lying in the pool of their blood while the driver and the staff of the company were crying.
However, a police source at the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID), Umuahia told journalists that the robbers also made away with the police officers’ AK- 47 riffles.
When our correspondent contacted the Abia state police public Relations Officer PPRO, Geoffrey Ogbonna, for his reaction, he confirmed the death of the police officers, adding that the driver and the staff of Abatex are in police custody while further investigations into the ugly incident have begun.
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