A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mr. Nwachi Kings, was killed yesterday by robbers in Onitsha, Anambra State.
It was gathered that the six-man gang attacked a police patrol team at Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) roundabout.
A source said the hoodlums attacked the deceased with a club and engaged the policemen in a gun battle.
Two members of the gang were killed and two arrested. The remaining two escaped.
It was gathered that Kings was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died a few hours later.
Police spokesman Emeka Chukwuemeka confirmed king’s death, but said he is yet to be briefed on the matter.
He referred reporters to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Central Police Station (CPS), Mr. Yusuf Abdul, who said the matter has been transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit.
Yusuf described King’s death as “a blow to the force”. He said a condolence register has been opened in the station.
SOURCE: The Nation