By Emmanuel Unah
There was pandemonium on Monday evening at Chamley/Bassey Duke Street when armed robbers shot and killed a businessman, Augustine of JoeKate company after raiding his shop.
An eye witness narrated to our reporter that the businessman was in his shop where he sells lubricants : ATF, engine oil and grease at about 5pm, when two robbers stormed his shop to cart away the sales proceed from the sales girls and on their way out snatched the man’s mobile phone and in an effort to get his phone back, he went after them and one of them shot him in the stomach while the other shot into the air.
“The boys were two and after they had taken the money from the sales girls, they snatched the man’s phone and he went after them towards the dustbin and one of them shot into the air while the other shut him in the stomach”, the eye witness recounted.
He said the boys parked their get away car at Target/Palm street and after they shot the man, they sped off leaving the man to bleed.
When our reporter visited the scene patches of blood were seen splashed around the dust bin area while the passenger seat of the Peugeot 504 wagon where the man was taken into after he was shut was covered in thick blood.
He was rushed to the General Hospital along Mary Slessor Avenue where he reportedly died on the way.
“The boys have been terrorising us here everyday I wonder what is going on” . One of the traders said.
As at the time of filing this report, there was no police presence there.