to deposit money in a bank at Asaba, Delta state.
died while being rushed down to the hospital, was shot at a close range
after he refused letting go of the bag, that contained the large sum of
money he came to deposit.
policemen attached to the bank, fled the scene while 3 of them removed
their uniform, as the men of the underworld who
came in a blue golf car struck their first shot as the deceased arrived the bank in a tricycle (keke-napep),.
“Three of them sat close to my shop for hours, before a man was
coming towards the bank and they quickly walked towards the man (victim)
who carried a black bagco bag of money and started dragging the bag
with him at gun point while urging him to release the bag.
“We saw them dragging the money with the man, I thought it was one of
the movie scenes, you know these Nollywood people do use Asaba very
well for acting movies.
“But before we knew it, they shot the man. It was at this point that
everyone, including the policemen took to our heel while the victim held
on the bag of money and struggled into the bank where he fell on the
The bank thieves left the money bag which the deceased held on to after
he was shot and drove off immediately. The body of the deceased has been
deposited at the mortuary of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC).
“They were in the car for sometime before the car refused to start to
immediately. But nobody, not even armed policemen who had removed their
uniforms dared to challenged them until they finally zoomed” the eyewitness who pleaded anonymity added.
The Sun reports that the Public Relations Officer of the state police
command, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, has confirmed the incident, and also said
the incident was already being investigated.