Gunmen Kill Retired Policeman, Wife In Imo

Gunmen, on Sunday, have shot dead a retired policeman, Sampson Owobo, and his wife in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

Owobo, a retired Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), hailed from Edo State.

Reports say three armed robbers had invaded the Point of Sales (PoS) business premises of the retired policeman but met resistance around the Chisco Transport Company office on Egbu road, Owerri.

According to the source, who pleaded anonymity, the gunmen arrived in a car and demanded for money.

However, when the gunmen met resistance, they shot Owobo at a close range on his forehead, while Mrs Owobo was shot on the chest but was pronounced dead at the Federal University Teaching Hospital Owerri (FUTHO) where she was rushed to for medical attention.

The source said, “The armed robbers were carrying pump action riffles and were trying to carry a bag containing money. The husband and wife ran a PoS business and also sold bread. When they could not succeed in collecting the money, they shot the couple at close range.”

Already, the spokesperson for the Imo State Police Command, Henry Okoye, has confirmed the murder of the couple and disclosed that the Police in the state were on the trail of the fleeing suspects.

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