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Armed robber kills gang member while trying to rob victim



It is believed that one of a four-man robbery gang’s members was killed in Okpoko, a suburb of Onitsha, Anambra State.

It was learned that the gang, which traveled in a tricycle, was attempting to rob a victim when one of the gang members unintentionally fired a gun, striking another gang member in the chest.

In a news release confirming the incident, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, a spokesperson for the Anambra State Police Command, claimed that the gang abandoned their member who had been shot and left, citing local witnesses.

Police officers on patrol in the neighborhood on Sunday, according to Ikenga, discovered the robber’s body.

He said: “Information from one of the eyewitnesses reveals the four-man gang robbers operating with a tricycle and, in an attempt to rob a victim of his personal belongings, mistakenly shot one of their gang members.

“While the victim escaped, the robbers abandoned their member with a bullet wound on his chest and fled the scene.

“Police operatives responding to a distress call along Obibuenyi Street Okpoko, recovered the lifeless body of the unidentified young man, who allegedly is an armed robber.”

He said patrols have been intensified in the area, promising that further development will be communicated to journalists on the matter.

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