Two armed men operating on a motorcycle on Saturday shot
dead a police inspector in Ogidi, near Onitsha in Anambra, police
authorities have confirmed.
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ogidi Police Station, Mr
Hassan Musa, who confirmed the incident, toldnewsmen that the
hoodlums collected the AK47 riffle the deceased was carrying.
Policemen at checkpoint
He said that the incident occurred at about 2.45 p.m. at a police
road block near Ugwunwasike Roundabout in Ogidi, where a
police team was conducting “stop and search”. An eyewitness
had told newsmen that the armed men took the policeman
unawares as they rode straight and shot him at a close range
while he was flagging down a vehicle for a search.
“Other policemen who were with him took cover on hearing the
gun shots while the armed men escaped,” the source said.
Journalists gathered that the incident, which happened within
minutes, caused people in the vicinity, including motorists and
commuters, to abandon their vehicle and scamper for safety.
The DPO said that the remains of the late inspector had been
deposited at Iyi-Enu Hospital’s mortuary. He said that the police
had commenced investigation into the incident.