Police Bust Criminal Gang, Kill One, Recover Arms in Anambra

David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

Police operatives  in Anambra State have busted a criminal gang and killed one member of the gang.

The Spokesman of Anambra State Police Command, DSP. Tochukwu Ikenga, revealed that the gang were accosted at a checkpoint on Sunday evening when they were traveling in a commercial vehicle from Nnewi to Onitsha, but one of the gang members quickly drew a berretta pistol, but was gunned down by the police.

Ikenga said: “Officers attached to Anambra State Police Command have smashed an armed gang at Igboukwu in Aguata LGA.

“The gang, which boarded a commercial bus from Nnewi on Sunday January 14, 2024, arrived a police checkpoint and was stopped for a search. One of the hoodlums alighted, pulled a berretta pistol, but was gunned down.

“A search of the bag they were travelling with yielded a concealed dagger.”

Ikenga said that two passengers in the vehicles who were deemed not to be a members of the gang, but boarded the vehicle along the way was ordered to be set free by the Anambra State Police Commissioner, CP. Aderemi Adeoye.

He said: “The Commissioner of Police, CP. Aderemi Adeoye, ordered the immediate release of two elderly passengers who boarded the bus at a different location.

“The command wishes to assure the good people of Anambra State that it will always live up to its responsibility in safeguarding lives and property of all law abiding citizens in the state.”

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