A Superintendent with the police mobile force and former ADC to Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State on Tuesday reportedly single-handedly killed three heavily armed suspected robbers in Nnewi commercial town.
But he got bruised in the battle that led to the demise of the hoodlums.
Narrating the incident at his sick bed (name of hospital withheld), the police officer, Paschal Ugocha, told reporters that he was on his way to see his church pastor when he spotted a commuter bus parked on one side of the road.
The occupants of the bus sudenly pumped out and ordered him out of his car at gunpoint, he said, and that when he tried to find out who they were, one of the gunmen fired an AK 47 riffle on his leg.
But unknown to the hoodlums, Ugocha had his service pistol hidden at his back.
The cop said he swiftly replied the robbers' shot, killing three of them in the process, while the rest fled.
At the hospital where he is receiving treatment, the state Police Commissioner Muhatari Ibrahim, visited him and congratulated him over his show of gallantry, noting that such was expected of all policemen on the line of duty.
Ibrahim reiterated the command's continuous readiness in fighting violent crimes in the state, adding that it has already taken proactive measures to checkmate human activities at major flash points in the state.