Man shot by armed robbers after withdrawing cash from bank in Kogi

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A middle-aged man identified as Abu has been shot by suspected armed robbers in Kogi State.

DAILY POST learnt that the incident happened on Friday afternoon in the Lokongoma area of Lokoja, the state capital.

Eyewitness accounts revealed that the armed robbers unleashed mayhem on their victim shortly after he came out of a new generation bank.

It was further gathered that the armed robbers trailed him from the bank and dispossessed him of unspecified amount of money before shooting him.

An eyewitness, who did not wish to be named, said, “The armed robbers double crossed his car, dragged him out and shot him. They took away a bag full of money which he had earlier withdrawn from the bank.”

The Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, SP William Ovye Aya, confirmed the incident to DAILY POST on Friday.

He said the victim who was shot on his thigh by the armed robbers is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

“At about 1:30 pm today, we got a report on a robbery incident in Lokongoma here in Lokoja. The Divisional Police Officer in that area went to the scene of the incident and met the man in his pool of blood. He was shot on his thigh and immediately he was rushed to the hospital.

“He is currently receiving treatment. The victim was coming from the bank to the house with his motorcycle when the armed robbers traced him. The armed robbers came with Toyota Camry with tinted class and took away unspecified amount of money.

“N131, 000 was recovered at the scene of the incident. The Commissioner of Police has given directive for quick investigation on the matter.”

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