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General News of Thursday, 1 August 2019


I can’t believe she’s gone’ – Husband of murdered policewoman mourns

The husband of the police officer who was gunned down by suspected armed robbers in the Northern Region says he is deeply shaken by the demise of his wife.

The deceased was reportedly shot dead by occupants of a saloon car while on duty at the Kumbungu Road checkpoint.

She is survived by her husband and three daughters. A distraught Paul Nabin, speaking to the media said:

“I can’t believe my wife is dead, it has not been easy, especially having to take care of three children, it is not going to be easy. This is not what we planned for, we didn’t know she will die prematurely and leave the children behind but I know with God I can take care of the children. We planned to give the children a bright future. My wife was a really lovely woman,” he said.

Information gathered indicates that on Tuesday, July 30, the deceased, a female officer, was on duty at the Kumbungu Road checkpoint near Star Oil Filing Station, when an oncoming saloon car was signalled to stop upon approaching the barrier.

But the occupants of the saloon car who were said to be four in number, and dressed in military camouflage with face masks, shot at the deceased, killing her instantly.

A police report said another officer who was on duty and decided to take cover following the shooting, had her weapon and that of the deceased, taken away by the robbers.

A third officer who was also at the barrier shot at the robbers, but they managed to escape with the two weapons.