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Enugu: Police Nab Notorious Car Snatching Syndicate, Kill Ring Leader


From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu – Police operatives in Awkunanaw Division of Enugu State Command on Friday smashed a notorious armed robbery and car snatching syndicate, that have terrorising motorists and residents of the city and its environs.

The security men, had during the operation shot dead leader of the gang simply identified as Onovo.

African Examiner gathered that Onovo has beeen on the wanted list of the command for heinous crimes committed by his men in recent times.

The State Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, Ebere Amaraizu who disclosed this to our Correspondent in Enugu Friday, said,“the gang leader met his waterloo on December 16 at 8p.m., when the suspect in company of his other gang members snatched an ash-coloured Passat car around Mount Street, off Agbani Road, Enugu, and confronted the operatives who were already on their trail.

“On sighting the operatives, the gang opened fire on their vehicle and in the ensuing gun battle; one of them was gunned down while other members of the gang, believed to have sustained various degrees of gunshot injuries, escaped and abandoned the snatched car.

“The deceased kingpin, Onovo, had been terrorizing the lives of innocent citizens of Achara Layout of Uwani, One Day axis of Awkunanaw and Ikirike area and its environs.

“We recovered from the gang were two English cut-to-size pump action guns, a locally-made double-barreled pistol and some phones.

“Meanwhile, full scale investigations have commenced with a view to arresting his gang members, just as the command is appealing to members of the public and hospital operators for useful and timely information on any one with suspected bullet wounds for necessary action.”


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