Female police officer killed in Edo police station attack was pregnant

Sergeant Justina Aghomon pictured above was amongst those killed by unknown gunmen at the Afuze police station in Owan East local government area of Edo state.

Sadly, preliminary investigation report by the state police command says Aghomon was pregnant when she was killed by the gunmen.

Recall that on Tuesday March 12th, gunmen said to be about 10 in number, stormed the police station and began shooting sporadically, killing the Divisional Police Officer DPO Tosimani Ojo; the Divisional Crime Officer, Inspector Sado Isaac and Corporal Glory David.

Aghomon was said to have been recently transferred to Afuze from Benin where she met her untimely death alongside her unborn child. 

The state Commissioner of Police, Muhammed DanMallam, said efforts are being made to arrest the criminals that were set free from police custody during the attack. He added that the remains of the pregnant police officer and others killed during the attack have been deposited in the morgue. 


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