Two policemen escorting a car conveying an undisclosed amount of money were shot dead by robbers in Port Harcourt yesterday morning. The gunmen also shot two drivers, who were driving the car carrying the policemen and the van conveying the undisclosed amount of money, around Ojoto Street, Mile 2, Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers state.
It was learned that the policemen were in a Toyota Camry car and were escorting a van carrying the undisclosed amount of money to an unknown place, before the bandits took them unaware. It was also gathered that the criminals, after killing the two policemen, took their guns before going away the undisclosed amount of money.
An eyewitness, noted that the robbers took the policemen unawares. He said other Mobile Policemen that were part of the escort when the incident happened, ran away.
According to the eye witness, he said he was in his shop when they started hearing sporadic gunshots. We thought it was cultists. So people started running to save their dear lives. Later, it was clear that it was a robbery case. When I got there, I saw the two corpses of the policemen, probably been killed by the unknown gunmen.