Robbery At World Bank Estate In Owerri: Imo Police Kills 4 Robbers, One Arrested

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August 22, 2014 – Armed Robbery At World Bank Housing Estate In Owerri: Imo Police Kills 4 Robbers, One Arrested

4 suspected armed robbers met their untimely death on Wednesday following a gun-battle with the police at Area M Zone E of World Bank Housing Estate in New Owerri area of Imo state.

The gun duel that lasted for about 30 minutes left 2 police officers injured.

This was made known on Thursday during a news briefing at the Command’s headquarters in Owerri by Imo Police spokesman, Andrew Enwerem.

He said the robbers emerged from their hideouts to unleash terror on a professor (name withheld) around 11pm on Wednesday, the 20th of August 2014..

He said the police had earlier received a distress call and responded accordingly. Imo State police spokesman said immediately the suspected robbers sighted police operatives, they engaged them in a shoot-out and in the exchange of gunfire, four of the criminals were killed, one was arrested alive while others escaped.

According to him: “Information revealed that the target of the armed robbers was one Professor at the World Bank Estate, Owerri.”

The arrested suspect, Nwankwo from Ebonyi State, confessed to the crime and pleaded for mercy, saying he was deceived to join the gang.

“They told me to join them as they said we were going to work for the politicians.”

Below are the items recovered from the dare devils

Three double barrell and one locally made shot guns, 25 live cartridges, one expended cartridge, 16,990 naira, a Techno Mobile Phone, 1 Wrist watch, vehicle ignition key and 4 wallets.