The Anambra State Police Command in Onitsha have reportedly shot two suspected armed robbers during a gun battle.
The police spokesman “SP Haruna Mohammed” disclosed that, the Armed men were members of a notorious robbery gang led by one Ikanda, who is currently in prison for murder.
“On the 11/12/2020 at about 10:10am, there was a distress call that four armed robbery suspects who belonged to a gang led by Ikanda (a notorious armed robber presently remanded in prison custody in connection with a murder case) were operating along Zik’s Avenue by Miss Ellems Onitsha,” the statement says.
“Following the distress call, Police operatives attached to Fegge Division Onitsha quickly responded and rushed to the scene.As soon as the suspected armed robbers sighted the police they engaged them into a gun duel.In the process two suspects were fatally wounded and overpowered while two others escaped.
The injured Suspects one alias Dorgba and Fela whose real names are yet to unknown were rushed to the hospital for treatment but certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor and their corpses deposited at the mortuary.