By Treasured Igbonwelundu
Two policemen on escort responsibility and a girl had been on Saturday night time killed by gunmen suspected to be armed robbers at Orerokpe in Delta State, The Nation had learnt.
The policemen, recognized as Inspector Otency Anebi and Sergeant Ikenna Emeka, had been murdered round 8pm at Caroline Avenue, Okuoko by the gunmen who laid ambush on the household they had been deployed to guard.
It was gathered that they had been in a car with a enterprise mogul, Nnamdi Okekeocha and his spouse Chinonye who had been additionally shot at by the gunmen.
Whereas the 2 policemen died on the spot, The Nation gathered that the girl handed on earlier than they arrived a close-by hospital.
It was gathered that Okekeocha additionally sustained critical gunshot accidents and was allegedly unconscious within the hospital.
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In accordance with a supply, the gunmen carted away an enormous sum of cash that was within the car and in addition took the Inspector’s service AK47 rifle.
A supply who hinted on the incident mentioned they had been returning dwelling from a resort when the gunmen immediately opened hearth on them.
“They got here below heavy firing from the gunmen. The Inspector had his AK47 rifle and returned hearth however they had been overpowered. The 2 policemen had been killed and the household they had been defending fatally wounded.
“The armed males took away an enormous sum of cash in addition to the rifle of the Inspector. A close-by patrol workforce raced to the scene the place they discovered an AK47 rifle with a stay ammunition and 17 empty shells.
“They took the our bodies of the policemen to a mortuary and shortly rushed the injured husband and spouse to the hospital however the lady was confirmed useless on arrival. The person who taken to emergency unit as a result of he was unconscious,” he mentioned.