Two Killed, Four Arrested As Police Burst Robbery Gang Suspects in Anambra
The Police Command in Anambra has arrested no fewer than four criminal suspects and killed two.
DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, Police Public Relations Officer of the Command who disclosed this in a Statement in Awka on Monday said pistols and live ammunition were also recovered.
Ikenga said the deceased were identified as Chinedu Okeri and Chukwuebuka Orizu, both male were members of a 3-man gang while one of them, Abuchi Osim was arrested alive.
He said the suspects engaged the Police in a gun duel when they tried to rob a commercial bus around idemili flyover, Obosi by Onitsha-Owerri Road on Dec. 5.
“The hoodlums who were about to rob passengers travelling in a Toyota Sienna van opened fire on sighting the police
“Operatives responded swiftly gunning down two armed suspects while the third suspect was arrested.
“Police recovered two locally made Pistols, five cartridges and the tricycle that brought the gangsters to the scene of crime,” he said.
Ikenga said a follow up operation led to the arrest of three other suspects in their hideout in Atani Ogbaru Local Government Area hideout.
Names of the suspects were given as Chinedu Ogunna, Arinze Chukwu, and Ebuka Ayazie.
The PPRO said they had confessed to being members of a cult group and robbery gang.
The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police Anambra Command, Mr Echeng Echeng had rejigged the policing strategy of the command.
He said the command had the capacity to respond to any emergency and security challenge and will not relent in safeguarding lives and properties especially during Christmas and New Year season.