Report that families of Late Sergeant Chukwudi Iboko, and his colleague, who both died from injuries sustained during a shootings with armed robbers has been dismissed.
In the viral robbery footage, Late Idoko is seen exchanging gunfire with armed robbers at a branch of Zenith, and gunning down one of the robbers.
The incident, which happened in February led to Idoko and his colleague’s death sometime in April.
A colleague of the deceased, who was also attached to the bank, and was on duty on the fateful day is currently hospitalised for gunshot wounds.
It is said that Zenith Bank is footing his hospital bill.
Contrary to some media reports, source said the police and the bank were solely responsible for the treatment and funeral ceremonies of the fallen men.
The source, who spoke to our correspondent on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the issue, said that arrangements are in place to comfort and support the dependants of the deceased.
“The management of the affected bank, Zenith immediately reached out to the three officers involved to underwrite the burial expenses and was very involved with the families.
‘’I can authoritatively confirm to you that monetary support was given, as well as in aid in payment of hospital bills.
“That the video went viral while the bank and families of the deceased were talking with the police authorities on compensation remains a mystery to the bank,” source said.