Three armed robbers have been killed while two were arrested after a gun battle in Anambra State with arms, ammunition and cash sum of 900,000 naira snatched from the robbery victim recovered.
The Command Puff-Adder operatives in conjunction with patrol team attached to Fegge Division responded to a distress call at Federal Housing Estates Fegge, Onitsha and 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 arrest was made on 13/2/2020 at about 2:02pm.
Meanwhile, 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.
They 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 alive.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects include cash sum of Nine hundred thousand Naira(900,000) (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,fdc reassures 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.