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26 Dec 2017

Armed Robbery Gang Dressed in Police Uniforms Arrested During Shootout

The Enugu state police command has arrested a gang of robbers operating in the State and wearing police uniforms to disguise their criminal intentions.

Police operatives in Enugu state have smashed a six man gang armed robbery suspects that specialized in the blocking of highways, hijacking of buses with passengers and taking them to a secluded  portion of bushes off from the road and robbing passengers of money, valuables and belongings.

During the operations carried out, four of the gang dressed in a suspected police uniform were promptly arrested after a gun duel with the operatives that took them off guard and which left them fatally injured while two of the gang members believed also to have been touched by bullets of the operatives escaped with the injuries.

It was gathered that suspects had allegedly in the early hours of 24/12/17 , while dressed in suspected police uniform along  9thmile/Nsukka Expressway by Egede in Udi Local Government Area  Enugu state – had  stopped two Hiace commuter buses of a commercial bus company believed to be coming from Lagos and heading to Otukpo Benue state, diverted the buses to another bush road where they were allegedly robbing their victims before the operatives swooped on them.

The arrested fatally injured Armed robbery suspects later gave their names as Kenneth Eze,Ojobo Ude,Emeka Eze and sunday Ugwu and also claimed that they hail from Obollo Afor in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu state.

Items recovered from the suspects includes three locally made guns, nine GSM Phones belonging to the victims.

Meanwhile,the operatives have intensified manhunt on the fleeing injured members of the gang while members of the public particularly hospital operators are to watch out for any one with injury/injuries suspected to be that of gun shots and report promptly to a nearby police station for prompt necessary action.

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