An armed robbery suspect has been killed after police officers in Anambra state engaged the suspect and his gang members in a gun battle along Isiagu ring road in Awka, the state capital on Friday, October 9.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, said the robbery suspects are known for terrorizing people who ply the road.
”On the 9/10/2020 at about 9:pm,there was a distress call that suspected armed robbers blocked Isiagu Ring road in Awka South LGA,robbing three occupants of a black Accura legend Car with Lagos Registration number SMK878GL of their valuables at gun point.
Following the distress call Police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS)CPS Awka and local vigilante quickly responded and rushed to the scene.As soon as the suspected armed robbers sighted the police they engaged them into a fierce gun battle forcing the hoodlums to jettison the robbery operation and scamper into the bush for safety.
However,during the gun duel, one of the gang member whose identity is yet unknown was fatally wounded and one fabricated gun,three cartridges,one torch light, three assorted handsets and cash sum of money allegedly snatched from the victims were recovered in his possession. The injured Suspect was rushed to the hospital for treatment but certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor and his corpse deposited in the mortuary.
Meanwhile, the bush was cordoned off by the Police leading to the recovery of another fabricated pistol with four rounds of .9mm life ammunition. Effort is being intensified to apprehend other fleeing suspects believed to have sustained gunshots during the encounter.” the statement read
Mohammed added that two firearms, Ammunition, three assorted handsets snatched from the victims, and other incriminating items were recovered from the suspects.
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