Operatives of the Imo State Police Command have killed a suspected notorious armed robber and recovered an AK-47 rifle with double magazines.
CSP Michael Abattam, the Spokesperson of the command who revealed this in a statement on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, said the suspect was killed after operatives intercepted him and his gang robbing people at the Ohi/Egbada junction in Owerri West council area of the state.
The statement read, “Sequel to a distress call from a robbed victim, on 21/11/2022 at about 2127 hours, that hoodlums numbering about three after snatching two motorcycles from their owners were seen between Ohi and Egbada junction in Owerri West LGA of Imo State, robbing innocent victims of their money and valuables,”
“The Command’s Tactical Team on receipt of the information immediately mobilized to the scene. The hoodlums opened fire on sighting the operatives who in turn, responded taking cover and positioning themselves professionally. In the gun duel that ensued, one of the armed robbers was neutralized while others escaped on the snatched motorcycles with bullet wounds.
The operatives then searched and recovered one fully loaded AK-47 rifle with double magazines belonging to the neutralized robber and one loaded locally made pistol with two cartridges suspected to have been abandoned by one of the fleeing robbers.
The corpse was later removed and deposited at the Federal Medical Centre mortuary while the Operatives are on the trail of the fleeing suspects.
CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde, psc (+), the Commissioner of Police commended the officers and men for their gallantry and thanked Imolites for their cooperation and unalloyed support.