A police inspector has died from gunshot wounds sustained after an encounter with armed robbers at a commercial bank in Lagos.
Stephen Oruaman, attached to the Aguda Police Division, Lagos State, had provided security backup for some staff members of a sanitary pad company located at Sanya Bus Stop, along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.
He had escorted the workers in a Kia Rio car to a bank in Apapa to withdraw money which ran into millions of naira when two bandits on a motorcycle ambushed them and started shooting.
Oruaman was said to have responded to the shooting to foil the robbery, and while the robbers eventually abandoned the motorcycle at the scene and took to their heels, the cop sustained gunshot wounds.
A source close to the incident said that Oruaman was rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba where he died, WuzupNaija died.
“The incident happened on Thursday, August 30. Inspector Oruaman was on station guard that day at the Aguda Police Station where he worked. Around 11am, he escorted the company to a bank in Apapa to withdraw money.
“As they were waiting outside the company’s premises for the gatekeeper to open the gate, some hoodlums suddenly appeared on a motorcycle and started shooting. The inspector, while trying to repel the attack, responded to the shooting. He was shot in the process, but the robbery was botched. A police team that was mobilised to the scene took him to LUTH, but he could not make it.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, CSP Chike Oti, confirmed the attack, adding that one of the robbers sustained injuries.