Aguda Police Division of the Lagos State Police Command has lost one of it Inspector, One Stephen Oruaman, who died as a result of gunshot injuries he sustained in an encounter with some robbers.
Oruaman was providing protection for some staff members of a sanitary pad company located at Sanya Bus Stop, along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.
Report has it that the Police Inspector accompanied some staff of the company to the bank to withdraw money which ran into millions of naira in a Kia Rio car.
Punch reports that two men who came on a motorcycle waylaid the vehicle conveying the policeman and the staffs of the company and they started shooting sporadically.
Armed Oruaman was said to have responded to the shooting to foil the robbery. The robbers eventually abandoned the motorcycle at the scene and took to their heels, but the cop sustained gunshot wounds.
An eyewitness, who Saturday Punch that Oruaman died after he was rushed to Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba.
The source said, “The incident happened on Thursday, August 30. Inspector Oruaman was on station guard that day at the Aguda Police Station where he worked. Around 11am, he escorted the company to a bank in Apapa to withdraw money.
“As they were waiting outside the company’s premises for the gatekeeper to open the gate, some hoodlums suddenly appeared on a motorcycle and started shooting. The inspector, while trying to repel the attack, responded to the shooting. He was shot in the process, but the robbery was botched. A police team that was mobilised to the scene took him to LUTH, but he could not make it.”
According to a Police source about N3m was in the car, adding that the inspector’s rifle, the robbers’ operational motorcycle and the money were retrieved.
“The body of the slain policeman has been deposited in a morgue. Serious efforts are being made to track down the robbers. An insider has already been arrested and investigation is ongoing,” he added.
CSP Chike Oti, the Spokesman of Lagos Police Command, who confirmed the incident stated that one of the robbers sustained injuries.
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