Sunday, 2 July 2017

Two armed robbers arrested, two killed in Owerri

Suspected armed robbery gang on June 30 arrested by the Imo State Police Command following a fierce gun duel in Owerri. Two were reported dead while the rest have been in police custody.

According to a statement issued by the spokesperson for the command, operatives of the command monitoring unit while on routine patrol near a petrol station at Irete in Owerri West L.G.A had encounter with a four man gang of suspected kidnappers/armed robbers. In the ensuing exchange of gun fire, the suspects were overpowered and arrested with various degrees of injuries.

The arrested suspects are named Ifeanyi Ebuka, 38, from Ishinweke Ihitte Uboma LGA, Emeka Nwigwe, 28, from Umuekwun Irete Owerri West LGA

The deceased suspects are identified as Moses Mberekpe from Orsu Obodo in Oguta LGA and Azubuike aka "Zuby" also from Oguta.

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