A five-man armed robbery gang shot dead a senior lecturer of the University of Benin, on tuesday.
According to thenationonlinng.net, Dr. Godwin Omofonwa was killed at Evbuomore quarters, Ugbowo in Egor local government. The robbers that killed Dr. Omofonwa were engaged by policemen attached to Ugbowo Division and one of the robbers was killed during the shootout.
At same time the Edo State Police Command has recalled all policemen attached to VIPs in the state for verification
Parading the corpse of the slain robber, State Police Commissioner, Babatunde Kokumo, said the gang has been terrorising residents of Ugbowo and its environs in the past two months.
According to him, “The command recieved a distress call about the activities of armed robbers at Evbuomore quarters, Ugbowo this morning. Policemen from Ugbowo and surrounding Divisions were deployed to the scene to engage the robbers.
“In the ensuing gun battle, one of the marauders was shot dead, while others escaped. Sadly, one Dr Godwin Omofunwa, a lecturer in the Department of Education, UNIBEN died as a result of gunshot wounds he recieved from the robbers.