UBA Robbery: Delta Police To Carry Postmortem Trail On Dead Police Officer

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The Delta State Police Command has confirmed that a police Sergeant whose name is yet to be given was the only officer shot dead among the seven policemen attacked by the armed robbery gang during the attack on a bullion van last Tuesday in Otulu and Ubulu-Okiti, along Asaba-Benin high way.

The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Andrew Aniamaka who confirmed the death Wednesday said the deceased officer was attached to ‘A’ Division in Asaba, and has been consequently dismissed for allegedly engaging in illegal escort of the attacked bullion van.

It would be recalled that the Delta state police command had apprehended some officials of the bank

DSP Aniamaka said the postmortem trial of the deceased would commence soon along others arrested in connection with the bullion van robbery where N25 million was carted away by the hoodlums.

The PPRO who lamented the death of the sergeant said in a telephone interview that, “Ideally postmortem trial will be carried out on the young man who wasted his life at his prime age when the police needed his services most”, regretting that “If the United Bank of Africa (UBA), management had adhered strictly to the rules of engaging police while escorting bullion van in conveying such a huge amount of money, the death of the policeman and indeed the robbery itself wouldn’t have occurred”.

He said since the robbery incident occurred, about nine persons, four bank staff and five police personnel were arrested.

According to Aniamaka, who stated that no stone will be left unturned in the matter, disclosed that strong investigations on the robbery incidence were already ongoing to ascertain why the bank had to hand picked the policemen from various locations and what the officers stand to gain at the end.

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