Imo State Police Command has killed two criminals during a weapon duel that went on for quite a long time in the Ohaji/Egbema area of the state.

Police Kill Bandits With Charm Round Waist In Imo State

 

The State Police Command representative, Bala Elkana, who revealed this in Owerri, said the bandits were associated to be part of the individuals that assaulted the Owerri Correctional Center and the state Police order base camp in Owerri, on April 5.

Elkana stated that the police operatives also recovered a service rifle and ammunition from the slain bandits.

“Imo Police Command neutralised hoodlums that masterminded the attack on the Command Headquarters and Correctional Centre in April, 2021.Recovered AK 47 Rifle with a cache of live ammunition.

“In response to the mandate given to the Commissioner of Police Imo State, CP Abutu Yaro, by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, to ensure that the hoodlums who attacked the Command headquarters Owerri and Correctional Centre, Owerri, are apprehended, the Command on 24th May, 2021, carried out a well-coordinated operation at Ocha Community, Awara in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.

“The hoodlums were engaged in a gun battle. During the gun duel that lasted for about two hours, two suspects believed to have masterminded the attack at the Police Headquarters and Correctional Centre, Owerri, on 5th April, 2021, were fatally injured.

“The suspects are Unchenna Elendu of Umukusu Ocha area and Elu Osinachi of Umuobube Awara.

“The two suspects were taken to hospital for medical examination. The doctor on duty confirmed Uchenna dead on arrival while Osinachi Elu who was in coma, was subsequently confirmed dead.”