Nigeria: Pandemonium as gunmen kill retired police officer, wife in Imo
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
Three gunmen on Sunday night shot dead a couple distinguished as Mr and Mrs Sampson Owobo in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
Our journalist accumulated that Owobo who hailed from Edo State was a resigned Collaborator Director of Police.
The incident which occurred around 8 pm adjacent to the Chisco Transport organization office extremely near the Owerri Region police order office which likewise houses the Owerri Metropolitan Police Divisional central command at Egbu Street Owerri, the state capital, tossed the inhabitants and entrepreneurs into disarray.
While the occupants quickly ran inside and locked all sections prompting their condos, finance managers locked their shops and ran home.
An observer who would rather not notice said that the escaping equipped looters who worked in a vehicle were attempting to seize the couple who maintain a Retail location business and their sack containing the unidentified measure of cash.
An eyewitness said that when the three-man couldn’t prevail with regards to snatching the pack of cash, they shot the resigned ASP a short proximity at his brow, near his eyes.
His wife was taken shots at her left-hand side, hidden from everyone else at a shut reach.
While the husband passed on the spot, his wife was raced to the Government Clinical Center, Owerri, by police officers where she was pronounced dead.
He said, “Three furnished men just killed a spouse and his better half. This episode happened near the Chisco Transport organization office which is exceptionally near Owerri Police Region order central command and Owerri Metropolitan Police Divisional base camp, at the fire Administration on Egbu Street Owerri.
“The outfitted burglars were conveying siphon activity riffles and were attempting to convey a sack containing cash. The couple maintain a POS business and furthermore sell portions of bread. At the point when they couldn’t prevail with regards to conveying the pack of cash, they shot the couple on shut ranges.
“They shot the man on a shut reach at his brow, shut to his eyes. They shot his significant other on a short proximity as well, at her left-hand side, extremely carefully shrouded. While the man passed on right away, his better half who was draining bountifully was articulated dead at FMC-Owerri.
“The man’s name is Sampson Owobo. He hailed from Edo State. He is a resigned cop. He resigned with the position of ASP. He resigned around a long time back or something like that.
“The equipped looters escaped and haven’t been gotten. This is so terrible. This wrongdoing happened exceptionally near the Owerri fire administration police region order central command and the Owerri Metropolitan Police Divisional base camp.”
At the point when reached, the representative for the police in the state, Henry Okoye, affirmed the homicide of the couple and uncovered that the police in the state were on the path of the escaping suspects.
“The homicide of the couple is profoundly condemnable. The CP grimaces at the killing of the couple and he has promptly requested an examination concerning their killings with the order to catch the escaping hoodlums.” Okoye said.