Two suspected armed robbers have been killed and one of the suspects arrested alive by the police in Anambra State.
DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, the state police command spokesperson who disclosed this in a press release said the suspects led police operatives later to their hideout, where three more were arrested.
“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.
“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.
“Police recovered two locally made Pistols, five cartridges and the tricycle that brought the gangsters to the scene of the crime. Ikenga said.