Earlier this week, the CCTV footage of a robbery attack at a Zenith bank branch in Owerri, Imo state sometime in February this year, surfaced online.
The police also revealed that his name was Sergeant Chukwudi Iboko, an officer with the Mobile Police Squad.
According to an Owerri police spokesperson, Iboko sustained serious injuries from the gunshot fired at him by the robbers and was in the intensive care unit at a hospital for two months before he finally died.
The spokesperson for the command, Andrew Enwerem, explained that two other policemen were in the security post during the shootout and also sustained gunshot injuries.
“They were in intensive care for up to two months. The two survived but Iboko died. He was a sergeant and mobile policeman,” Enwerem said.
Nigerians have called on the police authorities to recognise and honour him. Sadly the best he can get now is a posthumous recognition and compensation to his family.