Imo - Police have shot dead an armed robbery suspect and arrested two others in Police in Owerri, Imo state.
Two policemen sustained bullets wounds and were rushed to the hospital along with the two arrested suspects, who were also injured.
According to a police report, officers received a distress call of armed robbery attempts at a house around Holy Trinity Church and immediately dispatched to the scene where the men were allegedly caught in the act.
“A shootout ensued during which three of the robbery suspects were fatally injured, two other gang members arrested with gunshot wounds,” the report said.
Police added four cut-to-size pistols and 20 live cartridges were recovered from the alleged hoodlums at the scene.
Police meanwhile disclosed that none of the injuries were life-threatening.
The corpse of deceased suspects has been deposited in the mortuary while the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is investigating the case.
- CAJ News