Armed robbers yesterday carted away N6.2m salary arrears of players and staff of Bayelsa United Football Club at a popular hotel along Amarata, Yenagoa,Bayelsa State, injuring a security staff of the club.
The injured security staff simply identified as Alami was reportedly shot at a close range on the face and immediately rushed to the Federal Medical Centre(FMC) where he is currently receiving medical attention.
The Post was reliably informed that the gunmen numbering about six, stormed the hotel premises at about 5.30pm and headed straight to the hotel room being used to pay the salary to players and officials of the football club.
It was gathered that the payment was being supervised by a coach and erstwhile Super Eagles International, David Ngodigha, as the suspected robbers ordered everyone in the room to lie down and zoomed off the area with the loot.
The injured security guard was said to have attempted to escape from the scene in a bid to mobilise residents for a resistance against the robbers before he was shot .
In an interview, a teacher who pleaded anonymity to National Mirror said the shooting by the armed men forced residents to scamper for safety and hurriedly shut their shops .
When contacted , Police Public Relations Officer of the Bayelsa Police Command, Fidelis Odunna, said the Divisional Police Officer(DPO) of the command was yet to intimate him with the details .
Odunna said operatives of Nigerian Police would be deployed to the scene to investigate the incident.