By Festus Alenkhe
The Assistant Commissioner of Police heading Benin Area Command Metro of the Edo state police command, ACP Agabi Godiri who was shot by some suspected hoodlums at the Upper Sakponba road end of Benin City.
Who was earlier reported to be dead by THE NATIONS EXPRESS is alive.
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We have confirmed the serving Area Commander is recuperating in the hospital. Crime Correspondent Festus Alenkhe who just returned from the hospital in Benin City saw the Assistant Commissioner of police seeing off some visitors who came to check on him.
It was discovered that the police Area commander only sustain slight injury during the attack as he was quick to have escaped after he was fired by the ravaging gun men. It was revealed that the policeman who was not on uniform rammed in to the gunmen who immediately opened fire into his car. But he quickly zoomed off from the area with the injury where he then called for police back-up from where he was taken to the hospital for immediate attention.
Rumour of his death later spread like wild fire. But this reporter can authoritatively confirm that ACP Agabi Godiri is alive.
Further report revealed that he will be discharged from the hospital soon.
It would be recalled that , upper sakponba road and some parts of Benin City have recently been experiencing pockets of armed robberies, kidnappings and other criminal activities. But the police said , the public space will not be left for miscreants to dominate as they have now rolled out measures to check criminal elements.