Gunmen murder a retired police officer and his wife in Imo

Mr. and Mrs. Sampson Owobo, the capital city of Imo State, were fatally shot by three unidentified shooters in Owerri.

In a recent development, The Gist House learned that a man named Owobo from Edo State has been identified as a former assistant superintendent of police.

On Sunday night, at 8 p.m., an unpleasant incident occurred near the Chisco Transport office, which is located near the Owerri Area Police Command Office. This unexpected occurrence left residents and business owners bewildered and in disarray.

Residents hastily returned within, cautiously locking the doors leading to their apartments. Meanwhile, store owners fled the neighborhood, seeking safety elsewhere.

According to eyewitness accounts, a group of suspected armed robbers made a stunning getaway in a car. The individuals in question were allegedly involved in an ambitious attempt to steal a couple’s bag. It is believed that a considerable sum of money was stashed within this bag, the exact amount of which is unclear at this time.

An eyewitness claimed that a retired ASP (Assistant Superintendent of Police) was shot in the forehead at close range. The incident occurred when a three-man gang allegedly failed to seize a bag of cash.

It has been reported that the suspect’s wife was shot nearby, which is a startling turn of events. The bullet struck her on the left side, near her chest.

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In an unfortunate turn of events, authorities report that a woman was transported by law enforcement personnel to the Federal Medical Centre in Owerri. Unfortunately, it was discovered that she died tragically as a result of her injuries. Meanwhile, her husband died tragically at the scene.

Armed robbers brandished pump-action rifles in a daring heist as they attempted to steal a backpack full of cash. According to a recent declaration, a couple sells bread and also operates a point-of-sale (POS) company.

The state police command’s official spokesperson, Henry Okoye, recently acknowledged the terrible murder of the concerned couple.

The murder of the couple has sparked international outrage. In a recent statement, Okoye, the Chief of Police (CP), expressed his outrage at the horrific murder committed against the couple. The CP has initiated a comprehensive investigation with the primary goal of apprehending the elusive criminals.

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