The Anambra Special Anti-Robbery (SARS) wednesday paraded the corpses of a five-man robbery gang killed in a gun duel in Asaba, Delta State. The gang, including of a woman and four men is said to be notorious in armed robbery and car snatching in Anambra and parts of Delta State. According to Ali Okechukwu, the a spokesperson for the state police command, the robbers were gunned down along Nnebisi road in Asaba following a tip-off by the Delta State Police Command. Okechukwu, said the Delta State Police Command had arrested and handed over one of the suspects to the Anambra Special Anti-Robbery Squad earlier for interrogation. He said the kingpin, whom he described as the most wanted robber popularly called Obisma, on interrogation, confessed to a series of armed robbery and car snatching within and outside the state. Ali said the operatives were attacked by the gang members during which one of them identified as Chuma Anyichie and an unidentified female, were arrested with severe bullet injuries but died few minutes later at the scene.
According to the spokesperson, three vehicles and several ammunition including AK47 raffle and magazines, 24 rounds of live ammunition, two locally made guns, five cartridges and charms were recovered from the gang.