The Anambra State Police Operatives have successfully dislodged a syndicate terrorizing residents in Onitsha.
According to spokesman of the Command, Haruna Mohammed, ” The Command received a distress call that four armed robbery suspects who belonged to a gang led by Ikanda (a notorious armed robber presently remanded in prison custody in connection with a murder case) were operating along Zik’s Avenue by Miss Ellems Onitsha”.
Following the distress call, Police operatives attached to Fegge Division Onitsha quickly responded and rushed to the scene. As soon as the suspected armed robbers sighted the police they engaged them into a gun duel.
In the process two suspects were fatally wounded and overpowered while two others escaped.
The injured suspects one alias Dorgba and Fela whose real names are yet to unknown were rushed to the hospital for treatment but certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor and their corpses deposited at the mortuary.
Meanwhile, one locally made double barrel gun, four(4) live cartridges, two expended cartridges, a charm, two wraps of dried leaves suspected to be indian hemp,two techno phones and other items were recovered from the suspects and registered as exhibits.
Consequently, the Command once again reassured ‘Ndi Anambra’ of their safety before, during and after this Yuletide season and urged them not to relent in providing timely information through the emergency number 07039194332 for prompt response, please.