By: Okosun Dennis
It was a giant stride and victory over criminal gangs as policemen operating along Zik’s Avenue by Miss Ellems Onitsha, Anambra state early Friday morning, about 10:10am, engaged some robbers leading to the death of two while two were fatally injured.
They had responded to 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).
Following the distress call, Police operatives attached to Fegge Division Onitsha quickly responded and rushed to the scene but when the suspected armed robbers sighted the police they engaged them 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 be known, were rushed to the hospital for treatment but certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor and their corpses deposited at the mortuary.
Meanwhile, one locally made double barrel gun, four live cartridges, two expended cartridges, a charm, two wraps of dried leaves suspected to be indian hemp, two techno phones and other items were recovered from the suspects and registered as exhibits.
Consequently, the Command once again reassured ‘Ndi Anambra’ of their safety before, during and after this Yuletide season and urged them not to relent in providing timely information through the emergency number: 07039194332 for prompt response.