POLICE INSPECTOR NEUTRALISED TWO ARMED BANDITS IN IMO
A police inspector neutralized two bandits who invaded his house at Aforukwu, Orogwe in Owerri West Local Government Area, Imo State on Thursday 4 August 2022.
The bandits, who came in around 0222hrs scaled the perimeter wall fence into the compound in an attempt to assess to the inspector’s Flat.
The bandits while attempting to destroy the iron burglary protector and front door to enter the flat, were taken by surprises as the Police Inspector, who professionally placed himself at a vantage position, engaged the bandits in an aggressive gun duel.
The hoodlums became stunned and confused by the staccato sound emanating from the rifle of the Police officer, took to their heels, scampering for safety and were given a hot chase and in the process one of them was neutralized at the spot and others escaped into the surrounding bushes fatally injured.
The Police Inspector did not relent, he quickly alerted the Divisional Police Officer of Ogbaku Division, who mobilized and rushed to the scene. On arrival, they positioned themselves strategically and professionally, combed the surrounding bushes where a corpse, two locally made Pistols and an Identity Card were recovered. The recovered identity card belongs to one of the neutralized bandit in the name of Chukwuemzie Chukwu (Male) a native of Atta in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State and an electrician.
Meanwhile, the two corpse have been evacuated and deposited at the Federal Medical Center, Owerri, while concerted efforts are being made to arrest the other bandits that escaped. Since they cannot go far because of the various degrees of bullet injuries they sustained.