Olusegun Ariyo

The Enugu state police command has arrested robbers following credible information it received at Abakaliki Police Division.

A statement coming from the state Police Public Relation officer, Asp Daniel Ndukwe said operatives of the command attached to the station traced those robbers to the said location and successfully arrested three of the five-man armed robbery gang, while two others were fatally wounded.

Preliminary investigation reveals that on arrival, the operatives were engaged in a gun duel by the suspects operating in a yellow mini commercial bus, and in the process, two of the robbers sustained a bullet wound and were later confirmed dead in the hospital, while three others namely Anthony peter (28), Eze Chika (20), Ibagwe-Nike and Chika Ndu (25) remained in its custody.

Asp Daniel said all suspects had confessed to the commission of the crime, while some of their victims have been able to identify them and the item they forcibly collected from their assailant at gunpoint.

Item recovered include one pump action gun with two live cartridges, dagger, assorted phones and LG Television set, electronic cables, car batteries and a cash sum of forty one thousand, seventy-five naira.

The commissioner of police CP Ahmed Abdulrahman has directed the transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for dispatch completion of discrete investigation and prosecution of the suspects as he calls on residents of the state to remain vigilant, law-abiding and promptly reports suspected criminal activity to the nearest police station, or the following numbers 08032003202, 08075390883, 08086671202, 08098880172.

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