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Police Burst 6-Man Armed Robbery Gang In Anambra, Recover Firearms Stolen Vehicles

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Police Operatives in Anambra State Command, South East Nigeria, have nabbed a six man armed robbery gang terrorizing the area and environ and recovered firearms as well as stolen vehicles.

Spokesman of the Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga disclosed this in a statement made available to African Examiner Thursday.

He said “on 4/1/2023 at about 5:30 pm, Police Operatives while on surveillance patrol along Ogidi/Eke-Nkpor road busted a 6-man armed robbery gang, recovers two automatic pump action gun, six life cartridges, one suspected snatched black Toyota Camry and one ash Toyota corolla.

” The suspects namely: Innocent Ifeanyi (m) 29 years, Nweze Chiderah (m) aged 33 years, Igwe Emmanuel m aged 20 years, kelechi Ani (m) aged 35, Chidera Nwaobodo (m) aged 23 years and Emeka Onuoha aged 30 years, were about to escape the scene after a car snatching and robbery operation.

According to him, “the Operatives engaged the armed robbers in a gun duel and due to superior gun power and serious chase by the Police Operatives, the assailants were later arrested with gunshot injuries.

“Also, on the same date, at about 1:30 pm, Police Operatives acting on credible information at Ogidi, arrested Emmanuel Nwosu ‘m’ 48yrs, Francis Obiano ‘m’ 28yrs and John Philip ‘m’ 31yrs, recovered a truck belonging to Dangote groups limited.

“The truck was reported to have been stolen at gunpoint on 2/1/2023 along Owerri road, Ogidi, Onitsha.

Ikenga, said: “all the suspects confessed to the crime and they are helping Police Operatives with more information which serves as a guide to arrest other gang members and recovery of other stolen items.

“Further details shall be communicated as investigations are still ongoing” the PPRO stated .

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