Viral Video! Social Media Users want Support Fund for Brave Police Officer’s Family

The dare-devil robbers at the bank premises

One of the robbers gunned down by Sergeant Iboko (right).
Senior police officer inspects the premises after the attack (left)

Social media users have described the police officer seen in a CCTV footage engaging heavily armed robbers in a shout during a bank robbery, as a hero, suggesting that a support fund should be set up for his family.

The incident happened in February 2017. It was a robbery attack on Zenith bank Owerri. But no one had seen the CCTV footage of the attack until this moment when the video suddenly went viral.

The policeman seen in the video gunning down one of the robbers has been identified as Sergeant Chukwudi Iboko. The video showed the armed robbers in a vehicle driving into the bank, as one of them alighted and started shooting in the air. Sergeant Iboko then emerged from the gate house and engaged them, gunning down one of them immediately. As Iboko made for the gates to run away, one of the robbers was seen shooting him also. Iboko was said to have died in the hospital two months after the incident as a result of the gunshot wounds while two other police officers n the gate house with him who also sustained gunshot injuries, survived.

Some of the comments of people on twitter who watched the video suggest that the family of the brave police officer should not only be located but a fund should be set up in his name to reward his bravery and that of other officers. According to some of the comments reported by Punch, Sergeant Iboko should be celebrated.

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“Can @MobilePUNCH find out who that gallant officer was so we can get to celebrate him?”@Omoboy tweeted, while Ruke Emu-V Igwe replied with “The guy is a real hero.”

Some Nigerians offered to help his family as a reward for his gallantry.

“I hope the injured mobile policeman is well attended to and compensated. Is there a way we can reach him and his family to send little help?”Olusegun Iselaiye tweeted.

Deo Ese also tweeted a similar thought, saying “We will like to know if the MOPOL is alive or dead, we want to start a GoFundMe for him or his family.”

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. Is true they should look For his family and raise fund for them since he died on duty.

  2. Yea a support fund should be raised for the officer’s family.

  3. Ehiyaa may his soul rest in perfect peace. He is truly a hero

  4. The Government should take up responsibility of the family’s well-being,the officer in question died working for this nation.
    Reg no:2016054018
    quiz No:83
    Group :5

  5. Kudos to those brave Police Men.. especially the one that Died.. may his soul rest in perfect peace.. God help this Country

  6. May his soul rest in peace and the Government should please see to the welfare of the family of the sergeant

  7. May his soul rest in peace and the Government should please see to the welfare of the family of the sergeant
    Group 8
    Quiz number 97

  8. I agree
    They should support the officers family.

    Quiz no 73
    Group 4

  9. Funds should be raised to support the family.
    Quiz no:72
    Group 1
    2016054070

  10. may his soul rest in peace (2015054010)

  11. yes a support fund should be raised for the family.as his soul rest in peace.

  12. may his soul rest in peace!,heroes like this should be granted honour

  13. yea funds should be raised for his family,this what the police officers ought to be like,not always collecting bribe. quiz no7,reg no2016054149

  14. Onyia Ogochukwu Mary

    Government should take care of the family welfare he is really a brave police man.
    May his soul rest in peace.
    Quiz no 125

  15. vivian ezeh chinaecherem

    rest in peace you are truely a hero….this country is turning into something else…please government and the bank manager should do something about the family of that man…

  16. Nwabugwu Sandra ijeoma

    May his soul rest in perfect peace he was such a brace man….how I wish he didn’t come out of the security house he could have fired all of them from there…so sad 2015054104

  17. Ebeledike ifunanya love

    The police officers were brave and smart only that he lost his life in his service to his country.The Government should take over from were he stopped in his family affairs and roles

  18. I pray that the government should help the man’s family and also kudos to this brave man,ur soul rest in perfect peace
    Quiz no 120
    2016054003

  19. Oh he’s indeed a hero, his family should b compensated
    quiz no:118
    group no:6
    reg no:2016054050

  20. This officer is a rare gem,he should not only be financially compensated but his office should be elevated because people like him should be in the seat of authority.
    Group no:10

  21. They have started the fund raising already.

  22. That’s really touching. I also support the idea of fund raising for his family

  23. Acts of bravery such as sergeant Iboko did should be acknowledged and rewarded duly.

  24. what a hero,may his soul rest in perfect peace
    quiz no:94

  25. Obika Juliet Ogechi

    This man is indeed a brave one, you can rarely find a man like this nowadays. His family should be really compensated, because is not easy. Bravo brave one
    Grp no:2
    Reg no:2016054023

    1. Obika Juliet Ogechi

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  26. his family should be given a donation for his death. rip to him

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