police man shot at Ogidi onitcha

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.

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