Police dislodge armed robbery syndicate in Onitsha, robbery suspects certified dead after gun duel
Anambra police on Wednesday said it bursted an armed robbery syndicate terrorising Anambra residents and it environs.
The Police in a statement by SP Haruna Mohammed ,PPRO Anambra State Police said it received a distress call that two suspected armed robbery gang were operating on a motorcycle along St. Stephens by Ibekwe Street, Inland town Onitsha.
The police responded quickly to the call, on getting to the scene the robbers engaged them in a fierce gun battle, leaving the suspects fatally wounded and overpowered.
The statement read further “Following the distress call, Police operatives attached to the Area Command Onitsha in conjunction with Adonidu vigilante group quickly responded and rushed to the scene. As soon as the suspected armed robbers sighted the police they engaged them into a fierce gun battle. In the process the suspects were fatally wounded and overpowered.
“The injured Suspects were rushed to the general hospital Onitsha for treatment but certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor and their corpses deposited at the mortuary.
“Meanwhile, one fabricated barreta pistol with three rounds of .9mm life ammunition and their operational motorcycle were recovered from the suspects and registered as exhibits.
“Consequently, the Command is assuring ‘Ndi Anambra’ of their safety before,during and after this ember period and urged them not to relent in providing timely information for prompt response, please.
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