Suspected gunmen today Friday May 5th, 2017 attacked Diamond Bank at
Item street, Owerri, the Imo State capital while trying to rob an
expatriate contractor who drove into the bank to carry out financial
transactions and accompanied by his police orderly.Unknown to the
foreign contractor, his driver and orderly they were trailed by
suspected kidnappers or bank robbers.
Trying to disarm the
police officer for an easy way to their target (expatriate contractor),
the gunmen shot repeatedly at the police orderly who was brave enough to
challenge them even with gun shot injuries. The awareness created and
the combined firepower of the police officers attached to the bank were
enough to repel the alleged kidnappers.
Attempt made by the
driver to rush the police orderly, and the white man to a nearby
hospital met a brick wall as he was alleged to have ran into a traffic
jam along prison junction by Okigwe road, Owerri, and an effort made to
take one-way resulted to a collision with an oncoming vehicle loaded
The police officer thereafter died while three
other persons including the driver of the incoming vehicle and two of
his passengers sustained injuries and currently admitted to a hospital.
corpse of the police officer, identified as Hussain Jamaiz has been
evacuated and taken to the morgue by the officers of Imo Police Command.