A Point of Sale (POS) operator who is yet to be identified has been shot dead by suspected armed robbers in Aba, Abia State.
The POS agent, Oriental Times gathered, was shot in the chest yesterday morning at close range near Ukaegbu by Ikot-Ekpene road, but died on Sunday morning.
This website could not confirm the identity of the deceased.
The robbers, who were said to be four in number, invaded the cash point along Ukaegbu by Ikot Ekpene Road, around 8.30am, shot the cashier as she struggled to protect a bag containing the cash she had collected for the day’s business and made away with the money.
Eye witnesses told our correspondent that sympathizers and passersby including commercial tricycle operators along the road helped to rush the girl to a nearby private hospital, where she allegedly died today.
According to the councillor representing OgborHill ward I, Aba North council area, who gave his name as Chiemela, there have been several robbery cases in the area in the past week, two of which occurred on “Wednesday and Thursday evenings”.
He said in one of the cases, one of the criminals was caught and handed over to men of the Ogbor Hill Divisional Police Station along Azuka Avenue.
He expressed surprise that the same bandits resurfaced with arms, to rob the POS outlet and kill their latest victim.
Chiemela challenged youths in the community to be vigilant in order to apprehend those perpetrating crime in the area.