How Police killed Suspected Armed Robbers, Arrest Others In Anambra

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Operatives of the Anambra State Police Command on Sunday, December 5, intercepted a 3-man robbery gang operating around idemili flyover, Obosi by Onitsha-Owerri Road.

According to the police, the suspects who were about robbing passengers travelling in a Toyota Sienna vehicle, started shooting on sighting the police.

The gun duel that ensued between the police officials and the suspects led to the death of two of the suspected armed robbers while one was captured alive.

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Spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu,  confirming the incident in a statement said;

“On 5th December, 2021, at about 0530 hours Anambra Police Command Operatives intercepted a three-man armed robbery gang operating around idemili flyover, Obosi by Onitsha-Owerri Road.

“The hoodlums who were about to rob passengers travelling in a Toyota Sienna van opened fire on sighting the police. The operatives responded swiftly gunning down two armed suspects, later identified as Chinedu Okeri ‘M’ from Enugu and Chukwuebuka Orizu from Anambra State while the third suspect, Abuchi Osim ‘M’ from Enugu State was arrested.

“Police recovered two locally made Pistols, five cartridges and the tricycle that brought the gangsters to the scene of the crime.

“In a follow up operation, the arrested suspect led the operatives to their criminal hideout in Atani Ogbaru LGA were Chinedu Ogunna ‘M’ 21yrs, Arinze Chukwu ‘M’ 16yrs and Ebuka Ayazie ‘M’ 18yrs were arrested. They claimed to belong to the same cult group and armed robbery gang.”

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