On Friday May 21st, a gang of armed robbers killed a policeman in Umuahia, the Abia State capital as they rob a Chinese expatriate emerging from a bank.
The robbers reportedly traced their victim from Enugu-Port Hacourt Expressway to Bank Road in Umuahia, where they intercepted the ash colour Highlander SUV of the victim around 11am.
According to an eyewitness, the armed men who traced their Chinese target to a bank where he went to withdraw money, took advantage of the traffic jam along Mission Hill area of Umuahia to intercept the vehicle, carting away millions of Naira.
The armed men reportedly shot into the air to scare passers-by, before shooting the police escort of the expatriate.
Vantage News gathered that the robbers then sped off with the money and left the owner unhurt.
The spokesperson of the Abia State police command, Geoffrey Ogbonna who confirmed the incident said normalcy has been restored even as he vowed that the police will bring the dare-devil robbers to justice