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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Police to award posthumous awards to two officers killed in Owerri bank robbery as Zenith bank compensates family

Imo State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, has announced plans by the state command to confer posthumous promotion on the two officers, Sergeant Chukwudi Iboko and Sergeant Sunday Agbo, killed during a bank robbery in Owerri, the state capital in February this year.

This awards come as Zenith bank where the police officers were stationed, also released funds as compensation to the deceased families.


The CCTV footage of the bank robbery went viral last week with many Nigerians calling for the families of the brave mobile police officers to be adequately compensated.

Sergeant Chukwudi Iboko was the officer who ran out of the security post during the robbery attack. He succeeded in killing one of the robbers before running out of the security post.

Many Nigerians have applauded him for the bravery he displayed during the attack.

At a press briefing in Owerri yesterday, the police boss said
"Let me state for the avoidance of doubt that the trio of Sergeant Chukwudi Iboko, Sergeant Sunday Agbo and Sergeant Otu Attang, remain our heroes. They were gallant, professional, and courageous; they displayed encouraging passion in defence of lives and property. The Nigeria Police Force, under the able leadership of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has not, did not and will not abandon them and/or their families. As you are well aware, the Nigeria Police Force is a Federal Government agency governed by laws, rules and regulations in all matters, including financial matters. Be rest assured, therefore, that the financial rights, entitlements, benefits and even privileges of these our own shall be fully paid, and on time too. The two deceased officers were recommended for posthumous promotion, while the injured officer was also recommended for a special promotion to his next rank. I am very confident that very soon, the Inspector-General of Police will graciously announce the promotions. Similarly, the command is in constant touch with the families of the deceased officers. We have made and will continue to make financial assistance to cushion the effect of the loss of their loved breadwinners. We want to thank the bank for the financial assistance rendered for the burial expenses, release of start-up business funds for the families of the deceased officers, monthly allowances to the families, payment of hospital bills and the promise of scholarship to any level for the families of the deceased officers. You are our partners in the security project and we appreciate you even for understanding to bankroll the further treatment of our injured and gallant Sergeant Otu Attang.”he said
A go-fund me account set up for the deceased police officers family has gathered over $18,000, exceeding the $15,000 target by those behind the fund raising.

25 comments:

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Fantastic!

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

That's fair


... Merited happiness

Hrm paul said...

The police force should shut up if not dat punch broke this news dis family would have been left to suffer.Thank you punch and thank you Nigerians

Anonymous said...

That is very good. They are heroes. But I always feel bad whenever I remembered that zenith bank is very close to library round about where more than 10 police men do stay on daily basis looking for traffic offender. Plz sir those people can be apprehend for the picture is very clear.

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Wow. Hope the families utilize the funds wisely.

Long live LIB

Mc 4tee Anny said...

Kudos to the police officers and I pray that banks should provide adequate stand point for there security work to be effective because what I saw in that video was more or less a bacher house

kennymac said...

I hope the same is done for other policemen who die in the line of duty unknown to the public. Let this not be due to the media publicity this incidence got.... hope not

Mc 4tee Anny said...

Kudos to the police officers and I pray that banks should provide adequate stand point for there security work to be effective because what I saw in that video was more or less a bacher house

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Anonymous said...

Thank you Punch Newspaper for the great job and thank you Nigerians for your great hearts. This is who are, our brothers keepers. Don't let the politicians divide us for united we stand. Nigeria, great Nation, great people.

Anonymous said...

i m Happy now

Anonymous said...

Are you in Nigeria? The criminals are in custody already.

livingstone chibuike said...

nice

Anonymous said...

Seen the video and I see only one officer fight back who are the other two officers being given post humous awards???🤔

Anonymous said...

Very good question

hmmm said...

SO is this now happening because the video became viral and the world will question what Zenith did for those affected by the robbery?

sad said...

The gate man is a very blessed man. The robber who eventually got killed actually fired about 3 shots at him. He was confused but still ran for his life and the customer in the skirt. It is sad sha that people kill just to get money.

Anonymous said...

No u wrong zenith bank already paid the families nd taken care of the burial which was months ago b4 d video got out...but all d same thanks to nigeria pple for the xrtra funding

Anonymous said...

If u want to give any compensation to those slain police officers pls give it directly to thier immediate families not thru police force or d money will enter voice mail. Incase u don't know police very well.
Chinwe

Anonymous said...

Nice 1

MIKE OBINNA said...

Biko jukwa ha ozo! I only saw one oo. Please where did they kill the other one?

OSINANL said...

So d robbers succeeded in killing that brave police officer?

OSINANL said...

So d robbers succeeded in killing that brave police officer?

Vivian Reginalds said...

jus negodu!
why didn't they donate for their treatment while they were alive???
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

BIZ said...

But I tot it ws jst one officer dat ws dere?owcom dey were 2killed again?

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