Tragedy in Owerri as Suspected Armed Robbers Murder a Bank Customer Near Imo Govt. House


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Unknown gunmen suspected to armed robbers on Thursday, shot dead a bank customer few meters away from the state Government House in in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

According to Punch Metro, eyewitnesses disclosed that the victim was shot dead by the dare-devil armed men when he allegedly refused to handover the money he withdrew from a bank few meters away from the scene of the crime.


While confirming the shocking incident and death of the victim, Andrew Enwerem, the spokesperson for the police in the state, said on the telephone that the victim, a male, whose identity had yet to be known as of the time of filing this report, had finished transaction at bank on Wethedral Road before the suspected robbers pounced on him.

The police spokesperson said that on coming out of the bank, the victim noticed that some strange faces were trailing him; he quickly jumped into a Toyota Camry being driven by a woman he did not know.

Enwerem stated that the gunmen quickly ran after the car and eventually caught up with their target as a result of a traffic jam in front of another bank very close to the State Government House
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