A 200-level student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, identified simply as Daniel, has been shot dead while trying to recover his phone from armed robbers in his lodge.
It was gathered that the deceased was from the Department of Philosophy of the institution.
According to sources, the incident happened late Sunday while Daniel was dragging his phone with the armed robbers that came to raid his lodge.
An eyewitness said, “Daniel obediently gave his phone to the armed robbers but requested his SIM card. The robbers agreed to give him his SIM card.
“One of the assailants, holding an already corked gun while struggling to remove the phone from a tight pack to give Daniel’s SIM card to him, mistakenly pulled the trigger. In the process, Daniel was shot in his stomach.”
The source said Daniel was quickly rushed to hospital, where he gave up the ghost due to the excess loss of blood.
Confirming the incident, the Anambra State police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the police had intensified patrol and surveillance around the area.
“This is unfortunate, I got this information from the SUG president last night. Police patrol has been on since then. I urge the witness of the incident to help us with information to investigate please,” Ikenga added.