The family of late Sergeant Chukwudi Iboko who was killed in a Zenith bank robbery last year on Wetheral Road, Owerri in Imo state – has been given a reason to smile again. According to reports, about eight million naira was raised for the family of the late police officer at the 15th Sun Awards, held at the Expo Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos yesterday.
For the deceased’s rare display of bravery, he was bestowed with the Hero of the Year award. The late sergeant Chikwudi Iboko received a posthumous award as the management of Sun Newspaper gave N300,000 to his widow.
His seven children were also offered scholarships up to the university level by the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The family got N500K from the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus on behalf of the party and donations from other well meaning citizens.
The cop lost his life after confronting a four-man gang in a gun battle, which was captured on a Closed Circuit Television camera.
In a video posted online, the victim could be seen firing at the robbers before running out of a security post.
He was reported to have been injured during the incident and was admitted to a hospital where he died the following day.