Hyacinth Chinweuba/Richard Ginika Izuora
Operatives of Anambra State Police Command, Puff-Adder in conjunction with patrol team attached to Fegge Division while responding to a distress call at Federal Housing Estates Fegge,Onitsha promptly 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.
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 and were taken to the hospital for treatment but confirmed dead on arrival by the medical doctor while two others namely, Chigbo Igwe ‘m’ of New parts Market Nkpor aged about 25 years and Onyedika Okeke ‘m’ aged about 23years of Anieche Street Okpoko were arrested, according to SP Haruna Mohammed Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Police Command.
Mohammed said exhibits recovered from the suspects include cash sum of Nine hundred thousand Naira(900,000,000) (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.Case is under investigation after which the remaining suspects would be charge to court for prosecution.
The Commissioner of Police, CP John B.Abang, in his reaction reassured 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.