Inspector Mohammed Hameed who was attacHed to the Anti-cultism unit of the Edostate police command has been shot dead by armed robbers last Thursday.
The tragic incident occurred on along Lagos Street in Benin City at about 6.00 pm on Thursday, January 7,2021
Report reveals that the division got a distress call that one car has been snatched along ring road by some robbery gang which they quickly try and intervene.
The team responded and gave the hoodlums a hot chase towards Lagos Street, a short distance from the city center.
Police source explained that the robbers allegedly opened fire on the patrol van and Inspector Hameed was hit by one of their bullets. The deceased who led the patrol team was said to have died instantly while the police also gun down one of the robbers in the gun duel.
The spokesperson of the State Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the incident said police were on the trail of the other fleeing members of the gang who escaped with gunshot wounds.