By Staff Reporter
Bandits have shot dead a Turkish national in Chilanga area before fleeing with undisclosed amount of cash stolen from him.
Assistant Police Public Relations Officer Godfrey Chilabi confirmed the accident saying the two bandits carrying a pistol and knife attacked the Turkish businessman before shooting him dead.
“I wish to confirm that on June 27, we received a report of murder and aggravated robbery which happened at a block making factory in Chilanga,” said Chilabi.
According to Chilabi, the two armed criminals stormed the block making factory where they found the director Iyan Aslan, aged 49 around 21 hours.
“So the two criminals demanded for cash from the director and the late Mr. Aslan surrendered undisclosed amount of money to them. After that as they were about to leave the premises, one of the criminals shot Mr. Aslan using a pistol and they fled,” said Chilabi. “Upon arriving at the scene, the police picked up the body of Mr. Aslan and rushed it to Chilanga health centre where it was pronounced dead.”
Chilabi said the police had not yet made any arrest in connection with the murder adding that the police have since instituted investigations and embarked on a man-haunt for the criminals.
Chilabi appealed to members of the public who may have some information that could lead to the arrest of the criminals to contact the police.
“We will definitely treat them in confidence and ensure that their identity is protected from any form of disclosure,” said Chilabi.
According to some residents in Chilanga, Aslan was slain in a cold blood attack by armed bandits due to poor security in the area.
One of the residents, who declined to be named, narrated that the bandit pounced on Aslan and ordered him to surrender all the money from the sales of the blocks at his factory, which is not very far away from the police station.
“This incidence is source of worry and concern for all of us because we seriously lack police protection. Something must be done before more life is lost in similar manner,” said a Chilanga resident.