Anambra State Police Command has gunned down two notorious armed robbery suspects, one Onyebuchi Ngala ‘m’ aka Ceaser and Izuchukwu Okoro ‘m’, who has been terrorizing Awka city.
According to a statement by Command’s PPRO, SP Mohammed Haruna, at about 1:15 pm, January 13th, 2020, the Police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) responded to a distress call and stormed the hideout of a robbery gang who allegedly attacked one Chiegulem Chidera ‘m’ at Agouye Umuko Awka and snatched his Nissan Xterra jeep with Reg number Cross River GGJ 402 AA at gunpoint.
The gunmen were trailed at Nkwo Agulu and on sighting the Police opened fire after which the police responded promptly.
The two suspects were fatally wounded during the gun encounter and were taken to the hospital for treatment but confirmed dead on arrival by the medical doctor.
“Exhibits recovered from the suspects include the snatched Xterra jeep, one Ak 47 rifle, one pump action gun, six life cartridges, four expended ammunition, five life ammunition of 7.62mm and two Ak47 magazines,” Haruna said.
He noted that the deceased suspects were also among the gang responsible for the Abduction of one Engr Emeka Chiaghana ‘m’ of Nibo on 25/10/2019.
“Meanwhile, the case is still under investigation and effort is ongoing to locate the whereabouts of the abducted victim.” He added.