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Police Bust Criminal Gang, Arrest 3, Recover Arms In Anambra

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The Police command in Anambra State have confirmed that it has busted a criminal gang, killing one of its members.

A press statement release by the spokesperson of Anambra State Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, revealed that the gang was accosted at a checkpoint on Sunday evening.

He claimed that the group was stopped at a checkpoint while driving a commercial truck from Nnewi to Onitsha. As soon as possible, one of the gang members pulled out a Beretta pistol, but a police officer shot and killed him.

In the press statement, which was obtainedIkenga said: “Officers attached to Anambra State Police Command have smashed an armed gang at Igboukwu in Aguata LGA.

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

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

Ikenga said two passengers in the vehicles who were deemed not to be a member of the gang, but boarded the vehicle along the way were ordered to be set free by the state police commissioner, Aderemi Adeoye.

He said: “The Commissioner of Police 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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