The police operatives in Imo state have gunned down a infamous armed robber identified for terrorising residents of the state.
His title was not disclosed.
This followwd a misery name from a robbed sufferer, on Monday November 21, 2022, that hoodlums numbering about three, after snatching two bikes from their homeowners have been seen between Ohi and Egbada junction in Owerri West native authorities space of Imo State, robbing harmless victims of their cash and valuables.
Based on Imo Police Command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, “The Command’s Tactical Staff on receipt of the data, instantly mobilised to the scene. The hoodlums opened hearth on sighting the operatives who in flip, responded taking cowl, positioning themselves professionally. Within the gun duel that ensued, one of many armed robbers was neutralised whereas others escaped on the snatched bikes with bullet wounds.
“The operatives then searched and recovered one totally loaded AK-47 rifle with double magazines belonging to the neutralized robber and one loaded domestically made pistol with two cartridges suspected to have been deserted by one of many fleeing robbers.”
Abattam disclosed that the corpse of the neutralised robber was later eliminated and deposited on the Federal Medical Centre Owerri mortuary, whereas the operatives have been on the path of the fleeing suspects.