POLICE OFFICER KILLED WHILE SLEEPING ON DUTY IN DELTA, RIFLE TAKEN AWAY

A police Inspector was yesterday attacked by unknown person and stabbed to death while relaxing inside a patrol van at check-point along the Ogwashi Uku- Ughelli highway in Delta State. The perpetrator also stole the AK47 riffle of the Inspector.

The victim’s team members that were engaging motorists in a stopand- search routine were said to be dumb-foundedby the killing. This came two weeks after a gang of armed robbers unleashed terror on men of the Anti-Crime Patrol in the state, injured three members of the team and snatched their riffles.

The squad attached to ‘C’ Divisional Headquarters in Asaba, the state capital, were allegedly extorting money from motorists around 9pm at the popular Abraka Market, opposite the Sandi Gold Hotel when the hoodlums struck. The victims of the attack were said to have sustained deep machete cuts from the bandits.