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Police Nab Two Members Of Deadly Kidnap, Robbery Gang In Enugu


By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu

Police Operatives in Udenu Division of the Enugu State Command have nabbed two members of a notorious kidnap and armed robbery gang that have been terrorizing the area and its environs.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Ebere Amarizu, confirmed this to AFRICAN EXAMINER Monday in Enugu, the State capital.

He said, “on 1/11/15 at about 10am at Amala in Udenu local Government Area of Enugu state, operatives nabbed two suspected notorious kidnap and armed robbery kingpin that have been terrorizing residents of Amala, obolloafor as well as motorists along New market road Obolloafor.

“The suspects who gave their names as one Okwudili Agbo (aka) Smooth and Chizoba Okoro (aka) Chameleon were nabbed after a shoot-out that ensued between the hoodlums and the operatives, which left the suspected hoodlums fatally injured.

According to the Command’s Spokesman, the suspects were overpowered during the exchange of fire, adding that one locally made double muzzle pistol, one single barrel gun with four live cartridges, two cutlasses and assorted objects believed to be charms were recovered from the bandits.

Amarizu, further hinted that the suspects, alongside “with their cohorts already at large participated in the alleged kidnap of one Odo cletus on 24/5/15 as well as several robbery operations along new Markurdi road Obolloafor.

In an another development, the PPRO, confirmed that two people lost their lives in a ghastly auto crash that occurred along the Enugu Abakiliki road “Emene Sunday 1/11/15 at about 9pm, while others sustained various degrees of injuries.

He said there was a head- on collision between a bus and a truck along the road.

It was further gathered that following the collision, the truck went into flame.

Meanwhile, the remains of the victims have been evacuated and taken to a nearby mortuary, just as the injured have been taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

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