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Viral Robbery Video: Hero Policemen to Receive Post-Humous Promotion




Sergeant Iboko (left) and his Family

The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike has said that the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris has approved post-humous promotion of Sergeant Chukwudi Iboko and his colleague Sergeant Sunday Agbo, who died during a shootout with armed robbers at a bank in Owerri last February.

Sergeant Iboko’s exploits and bravery are documented in a CCTV video of the incident which went viral on the Internet, four months after the robbery. He died from gunshot injuries a day after the incident.

Speaking to Punch in a telephone interview, Ezike said that the surviving policeman Sergeant Otu Attang is being treated at a police hospital in Owerri.

“We have done the needful; the command has recommended them (the slain policemen) for post-humous promotion and the one injured for a special promotion and the IG is not aversed to the idea,” he stated.

On allegations that the police abandoned Iboko’s family, Ezike said the entitlements of the slain policemen were being processed and would be paid soon.

“The police officers are our men, so the issue of abandonment couldn’t have arisen; they are heroes. They did a gallant job and each time our men are wounded or die in action, it is painful. It is one of the great pains you would endure in this job. We have not abandoned the family,” he said.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe campaign which was begun to raise money for Iboko’s family has surpassed its $15,000 target within 24 hours.

Photo Via PUNCH


  1. Ada

    June 13, 2017 at 7:14 am

    If not for the public outcry, nothing would have been done for the family. The police force needs to do better.

    • Ottawa Queen

      June 13, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      No mind den. They’re now speaking queens English. Sigh!

  2. Puzzles

    June 13, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Is there someway of ensuring that the money from the GoFundMe goes to the wife and children of the late hero? I’m saying this because Igbo tradition is notorious for sharing what the late man has among his brothers, leaving the wife and children with nothing, especially when the children are young.

  3. Victor Adegoke

    June 13, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Let them take care of the family he left behind,most especially the widow and kids.

    • Temi

      June 13, 2017 at 9:00 am


    • Mark

      June 13, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Victor go get a proper job and stop advertising your ponzi scheme

  4. Majestic

    June 13, 2017 at 7:53 am

    This is so true ooo. Please protect her from our tradition Biko.

  5. Theresa Doghor

    June 13, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Punch should make sure to pay the money into the wifes account or the first son’s account…

    God bless all that gave.

  6. zzzzzzzzzzz

    June 13, 2017 at 9:02 am

    So had it been the video didn’t go viral, nothing would have been done

  7. trudy

    June 13, 2017 at 11:38 am

    7 kids???? but madam, why were you allowing yourself to give birth every 2 years?? dear women, TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY OF YOUR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH !!!

    • Nuna

      June 13, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      My dear more women need to hear this. I just get very weak when i see a young woman carrying like 5 children all under the age of six or something. I’m tired of preaching. Women please take family planning serious.

    • Nahum

      June 13, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      7 kids!!! And she was married to a police officer!!! The job description for Police Officers and the Armed Forces involves danger and the possibility of death. Any woman married to men in these professions need to be extremely wise. Don’t give birth to a multitude of kids and always have your own hustle, in case something happens. Now, whatever money goes to this woman, her in-laws will take everything. Why do we women do this to ourselves?

  8. ngozi

    June 13, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    They should open an account for each child,because the husband family will share the money living her with little or nothing to take care of the children.

  9. FinchleysFinest

    June 13, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    We need to educate Nigerians… 5-6 CHILDREN in this economy is wickedness especially if you dont have the funds to take care of them…

    Family Planning awareness should increase but as usual our politician will not listen…
    5-6…. WOW..(But then it comes down to common sense….)
    I cant even take care of myself “finish” sef…not to talk about adding 5-6 souls to it.

  10. Concerned_Boyfriend

    June 13, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    I’m glad someone took note of the number of kids cos that was what prompted me to comment. Unbelievable!…

  11. Bee

    June 13, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    The children are too planning is now free in government hospitals but still yet people will not still go and do it.,..

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