- Ngozi Onwukwe, Aba
A POS operator, at No: 98 Market road, Aba was on Thursday morning shot dead by armed robbers.
The victim identified as Igbokwe Victor was said to be a former staff of a popular commercial bank, before opening his POS.
Aba City Blog gathered from eyewitnesses that the incident occurred by 10:30 on Thursday morning.
It was learnt that four armed men who came on a tricycle (keke), moved straight the victim’s POS shop, shot at him, collected his money and zoomed off.
One of the eyewitnesses said that the shooting sent fear into all business operators around, who ran leaving Igbokwe in the pool of his own blood.
The eyewitness added that the victim managed to drag himself out from his shop calling for help while bleeding profusely, but got no help.
According to the eyewitness, by the time help could come his way, the victim had already lost a lot of blood because everyone around ran away for fear of loosing their lives.
The eyewitness said that the victim was confirmed dead by a doctor when he was taken to a hospital located around Azikiwe road.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Abia State, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna confirmed the unfortunate incident.
He however urged every resident not to panic, as investigations are on top gear to unravel the true nature of the incident and to bring the culprits to book.