Gunmen Fatally Shot A Police Officer, Sampson Owobo, And His Wife In Imo State

Unknown gunmen suspected to be armed robbers fatally shoot a retired Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr. Sampson Owobo, and his wife in Imo state.

It was gathered that the victims were killed in Owerri during an attempted robbery near the Chisco Transport company office, close to the Owerri Area police command office.

An eyewitness account reveals that the armed robbers wanted to steal money from the couple’s Point Of Sale business, resulting in a violent confrontation that led to their deaths.

The eyewitness stated that the husband died on the scene, while his wife was rushed to Federal Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries.

The eyewitness said;

“Three armed men just killed a husband and his wife. This incident happened close to the Chisco Transport company office which is very close to Owerri Police Area command headquarters and Owerri Urban Police Divisional headquarters, at the fire Service on Egbu Road-Owerri.

“The armed robbers were carrying pump action riffles and were trying to carry a bag containing money. The husband and wife run a POS business and also sell loaves of bread. When they could not succeed in carrying the bag of money, they shot the couple on closed ranges.

“They shot the man on a closed range at his forehead, closed to his eyes. They shot his wife on a close range too, at her left-hand side, very close to her chest. While the man died immediately, his wife who was bleeding profusely was pronounced dead at FMC-Owerri.

“The man’s name is Sampson Owobo. He hailed from Edo State. He is a retired police officer. He retired with the rank of ASP. He retired about five years ago or so.

“The armed robbers fled and haven’t been caught. This is so bad. This crime happened very close to the Owerri fire service police area command headquarters and the Owerri Urban Police Divisional headquarters.”

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