Friday, December 9, 2022

Police Neutralise Notorious Armed Robber, Recover AK-47 Rifle In Imo

A suspected armed robber was killed by Imo State Police Command operatives, who also found an AK-47 gun with two magazines.

In a statement on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, the command’s spokesperson, CSP Michael Abattam, said the suspect was murdered after operatives stopped him and his gang from robbing people at the Ohi/Egbada junction in the state’s Owerri West council area.

“Sequel to a distress call from a robbed victim, on 21/11/2022 at about 2127 hours, that hoodlums numbering about three after snatching two motorcycles from their owners were seen between Ohi and Egbada junction in Owerri West LGA of Imo State, robbing innocent victims of their money and valuables,” the statement read.

“The Command’s Tactical Team on receipt of the information, immediately mobilized to the scene. The hoodlums open fire on sighting the operatives who in turn, responded taking cover, positioning themselves professionally. In the gun duel that ensued, one of the armed robbers was neutralized while others escaped on the snatched motorcycles with bullet wounds.

“A fully loaded AK-47 weapon with two magazines belonged to the robber who had been neutralized, and the operatives also discovered a loaded local pistol with two rounds that they believed had been dropped by one of the thieves who had fled.”

“While the Operatives are pursuing the eluding suspects, the corpse was subsequently taken out and placed in the mortuary at Federal Medical Centre.”

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