Brave Policeman In The Viral Owerri Robbery Video Is Dead

A policeman, who has been described by many Nigerians as a hero after a viral video showed him gunning down one of the four armed robbers who attacked a bank in Imo State in February 2017, died two months after the incident.

According to Saturday Punch, it was gathered that the deceased was Sergeant Chukwudi Iboko.
The three-minute video, apparently a CCTV footage from the bank, has been circulated on news sites and blogs in the last few days, quickly becoming one of the most talked about events of the past week in Nigeria.
It shows a car entering the bank premises, only to be followed by a black Hyundai Elantra, some seconds later.

Four men emerged from the vehicle, with three holding weapons, which looked like AK47 rifles.
The video shows the first person out of the vehicle releasing a shot which caused many people at the entrance of the bank, including the uniformed security man, who opened the gate to flee.
But the robbers were swiftly engaged in a gun battle. Shots rang out from the security post at the bank’s entrance, shattering the car windows, with a car occupant responding.
One of the robbers, who had tried to attack the occupant of the security post, was instantly shot dead.
The video shows that Iboko shot him, at point blank range, while escaping from security post, with one of the other robbers in pursuit, shooting at him in the process.

Now, speaking to The PUNCH, the Imo State Police Command indicated that Iboko died owing to the multiple gunshot injuries he sustained.
Spokesperson for the command, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, explained that two other policemen were in the security post during the shootout and also sustained gunshot injuries.
Enwerem said;
“They were in intensive care for up to two months. The two survived but Iboko died. He was a sergeant and mobile policeman

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