A member of a four-man robbery gang operating in Okpoko, a suburban town in Onitsha, Anambra State, has allegedly killed one of their members.
It was gathered that the gang, which operated in a tricycle, were trying to rob a victim when one of the gang members mistakenly fired a shot, lodging a bullet in the chest of their gang member.
Anambra State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, in a confirmation press release while quoting eyewitnesses in the area, said the gang abandoned their member with the bullet wound and fled.
Ikenga said the body of the robber was found by police operatives on patrol around the area on Sunday.
He said: “Information from one of the eyewitnesses reveals the four-man gang robbers operating with a tricycle and, in an attempt to rob a victim of his personal belongings, mistakenly shot one of their gang members.
“While the victim escaped, the robbers abandoned their member with a bullet wound on his chest and fled the scene.
“Police operatives responding to a distress call along Obibuenyi Street Okpoko, recovered the lifeless body of the unidentified young man, who allegedly is an armed robber.”
He said patrols have been intensified in the area, promising that further development will be communicated to journalists on the matter.
Hoodlums Vandalise Police Station, Bank Over Scarcity Of Naira Notes, Petrol In Ibadan [VIDEO]
Hoodlums, on Friday, vandalised a police station in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
According to DAILY POST, a Wema Bank branch opposite the police station was also vandalised.
The police station, located at Agodi Gate area, was vandalised during a protest in Ibadan.
Recall that some angry Nigerians protested the ongoing scarcity of new naira notes and petrol.
Some of the areas where protests were staged included Agodi Gate, Idi Ape and Iwo Road.
There were also pockets of protests in areas like Olodo, Monatan and Iyana Church.
DAILY POST learnt from multiple sources that hoodlums took advantage of the protests to vandalise the police station and the bank at Agodi Gate.
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Tension In Delta As Protests Rock Warri
Warri, Delta State, was under tension as protests rocked the city forcing banks to abruptly shut down operations.
The protesters besieged the entrance of the United Bank for Africa and Union Bank for Africa located near Main Market, Warri, as they burnt tyres along the ever-busy roads to register their frustration, causing heavy gridlock.
The protesters, mainly market women, youths and elders had barricaded major roads in protest over the hardship caused by the scarcity of the new naira notes as well as the hike in petrol prices.
Some of the roads barricaded include the Warri-Sapele Road and NPA Expressway. The protesters marched to the Delta State Rainbow Television, Edjeba, to register their grievances.
The peaceful protesters, bearing placards and chanting “our fish dey spoil, our food dey rotten,” said they found it difficult to make withdrawals from their bank accounts.
They said they were unable to sell their goods in the past few days due to the cashless policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the scarcity of the redesigned naira notes.
Man Dies Inside Bank In Delta
A customer slumped and died after standing in a queue for long hours at a bank in Agbor, Delta State.
According to the Tribune on Friday, the yet-to-be-identified man died after waiting for hours on end to collect his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card at the bank’s branch in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.
Confirming his death, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said, “He was not trying to withdraw cash as claimed; however, he came to the said bank to collect his ATM card.”
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