Two robbers were shot dead on Sunday by Police along
Onitsha-Owerri road, Obosi, Anambra State.
The suspects, according to Police spokesperson, Ikenga
Tochukwu, were gunned down during fire exchange with
He said two locally made pistols, five cartridges and the
tricycle that brought the gangsters to the crime scene
were recovered from the suspects.
He said: “On 5th December, 2021, at about 0530 hours
Anambra Police Command Operatives intercepted a three-
man armed robbery gang operating around idemili flyover,
Obosi by Onitsha-Owerri Road.
“The hoodlums who were about to rob passengers
travelling in a Toyota Sienna van opened fire on sighting
“The operatives responded swiftly gunning down two
armed suspects, later identified as Chinedu Okeri ‘M’ from
Enugu and Chukwuebuka Orizu from Anambra State while
the third suspect, Abuchi Osim ‘M’ from Enugu State was
“In a follow up operation, the arrested suspect led the
operatives to their criminal hideout in Atani Ogbaru LGA
were Chinedu Ogunna ‘M’ 21yrs, Arinze Chukwu ‘M’ 16yrs
and Ebuka Ayazie ‘M’ 18yrs were arrested.
“They claimed belonging to same cult group and armed
Ikenga restated the assurances of the Commissioner of
Police, Echeng Echeng that the Command which had since
rejigged its policing strategy, had also made same potent
and dynamic to respond to emergency and security
“We will not relent in safeguarding lives and properties of
people in the state especially during this yuletide season
“We enjoin law-abiding citizens to remain vigilant and
continue to support security agencies with credible
information in the fight against acts of crime and
criminality in the State,” he added.