Nigerian Police Service again lost one of its ranks as the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) attached to Ibusa Police Division in Delta State, Mrs. Mercy Dagogo, was shot dead Monday by unknown gunmen. Mrs. Dagogo, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) was killed at about 8.25pm near the Ogbogonogo Main Market in Asaba, the State Capital.
It was learnt that the former Ibusa police boss was standing by her car waiting for her daughter who had gone inside the market to buy some food stuffs when the assailants struck. She was said to have been shot at close range and died on the spot.
There was no clue on why she was killed at press time. Witnesses said the gunmen, after killing the woman, shot sporadically into the air to scare market women and passersby.
Daily Trust learnt that nothing was removed from her but the assailers fled the scene when they heard the siren of the police patrol team. Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Charles Muka confirmed the death of Mrs. Dagogo, who was recently deployed to Ibusa Police Division to quell ritual killings.
Muka said the body had been deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre in Asaba, adding that the police were on the trail of the killers.