Three members of a robbery gang have been killed and two others arrested by the Anambra State Police Command in Onitsha.
This was contained in a statement released by the Police Public Relations in the state, SP Haruna Mohammed.
SP Haruna disclosed that the suspects were arrested on Thursday by Puff-Adder operatives after they attacked and robbed a businessman at Chisco Park in Upper Iweka.
“On 13/2/2020 at about 2:02pm,the Command Puff-Adder operatives in conjunction with patrol team attached to Fegge Division responded to a distress call at Federal Housing Estates Fegge,Onitsha and rounded up a five man robbery gang who allegedly attacked one Nmandi “m” surname yet unknown of Chisco Park Upper Iweka in Onitsha and robbed him of unspecified amount of money at gunpoint,” Mohammed said.
“The suspects on sighting the Police opened fire after which the police responded promptly. As a result, three male suspects whose identities are yet be ascertained were fatally wounded during the gun encounter. They were taken to the hospital for treatment but confirmed dead on arrival by the medical doctor” he added.
It was further learnt that two others who are members of the robbery gang identified as Chigbo Igwe, 25, of New parts Market Nkpor and Onyedika Okeke, 23, of Anieche Street Okpoko, were arrested alive.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects include cash sum of Nine hundred thousand Naira(900,000) (2)One cut to size double barrel gun,(3)One Single barrel gun,(4)Seven live cartridges, two expended cartridges, a gold ring and four different types of handsets.
The case is under investigation after which the remaining suspects would be charged to court for prosecution.
“The Commissioner of Police *CP John B.Abang reassures Ndi Anambra that the Command under his watch will continue make Anambra State unbearable to the criminal elements until they repent or relocate from the State.” said the PPRO.