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Zenith Bank shows corporate face, rolls out soothing assistance for fallen cops

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Leading financial services conglomerate, Zenith Bank Plc., has concluded plans to compensate the families of fallen two Policemen who lost their lives during a bank robbery incident at its Owerri Branch in February this year.

The gang of four had attacked the Zenith Bank branch on February 22, 2017, carting away some undisclosed amount of money from a customer whom they trailed to the premises.

During the robbery, two of the Policemen securing the bank located at Wetheral Road, Owerri, Imo State were killed by the bandits while the third one lost his eyes.

However, one of the fallen heroes, late Sergeant Chukwudi Iboko gunned down one of the armed robbers before he was shot several by another whom he had earlier shot severally without hitting him directly.

Fresh details from the bank showed that all is set to foot the bills for the treatment of Sergeant Otu Attang, who lost one of his eyes during the attack and sponsorship of the education of the children of the late two cops, Sergeant Chukwudi Iboko and Sergeant Sunday Agbo.

Zenith Bank had released the Closed Circuit Television Camera (CCTV), which captured the moments of the robbery.

The 2.58 minutes video, which immediately went viral, showed a courageous Chuwkwudi engaging the robbers in a gun duel from a security post at the bank’s entrance.

One of the robbers, later identified as Ikechukwu Opara, was shot dead while sneaking to the security post.

Analysts however argued that but for attempting to run out of the security post where he had stayed in killing Opara, he may have succeeded in gunning down other robbers.


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