How Police killed two armed robbers, arrested four others in Anambra


The suspects

Operatives of the Anambra State Police Command have killed two suspected armed robbers and arrested four others at Obosi in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.

Spokesperson of the state Police command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, who confirmed the incident on Monday, December 6, 2021, said that 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’ 16 yrs and Ebuka Ayazie ‘M’ 18 yrs were also arrested.

The suspects claimed to belonging to same cult group and armed robbery gang.

Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng, has assured that the Command, 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, he said.

The CP, therefore, enjoined law-abiding citizens of the state to remain vigilant and continue to support security agencies with credible information in the fight against crime and criminality in the state.


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