Two armed robbers has been killed in a shootout with police in Anambra State and four others were arrested.
Spokesperson of the state Police command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, who confirmed the incident on Monday, December 6, said two locally made Pistols, five cartridges and the tricycle that brought the gangsters to the scene of the crime were recovered.
“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,” he stated.
“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
“In a follow up operation, the arrested suspect led the operatives to their criminal hideout in Atani Ogbaru LGA where Chinedu Ogunna ‘M’ 21yrs, Arinze Chukwu ‘M’ 16yrs and Ebuka Ayazie ‘M’ 18yrs were also arrested.
The suspects claimed belonging to same cult group and armed robbery gang.
Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng has assured that the Command which has since rejigged its policing strategy and made same potent and dynamic to respond to any emergency and security challenge. It will not relent in safeguarding lives and properties of people in the state especially during this yuletide season and beyond.
The CP “therefore enjoins law-abiding citizens of the State to remain vigilant and continue to support Security agencies with credible information in the fight against acts of crime and criminality in the state.”