Three armed robbers have been killed and two others arrested in Onitsha by the Anambra State Police Command.
SP Haruna Mohammed, the command’s spokesperson, who revealed this in a statement, said the suspects were nabbed on Thursday February 15th 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.
Two others namely, Onyedika Okeke, 23, of Anieche Street Okpoko and Chigbo Igwe, 25, of New parts Market Nkpor, were arrested alive.
The case is currently under investigation after which the two other suspects would be charge 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.