Enugu - The police in Enugu State on
Wednesday intensified its manhunt for a herbalist said to be treating wounded
robbery suspects in his clinic at Orba community in Udenu Local Government Area
of the state
The command’s spokesman, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, told the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu that the police had earlier warned health
facilities not to treat anyone with bullet wounds except with permission.
Amaraizu noted that the herbalist had abandoned his herbal
clinic over the fear of being arrested by the police.
"The herbalist had allegedly taken custody of an armed
robbery suspect from Ohodo community in Igboetiti LGA and was giving him
treatment until police operatives struck at his clinic and arrested the suspect
with bullet injuries.
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"It was further gathered that the suspect alongside others
blocked the Enugu-Markurdi expressway at Ohodo Community with heavy logs of
wood and were holding motorists hostage at about 2. a.m.
"Acting on a tip off, a combined team of Special Anti-Robbery
Squad and military men engaged the robbers in a gun duel while some of the
wounded hoodlums escaped into the bush,’’ he said.
He added that the herbal clinic was raided following
intelligence report and one of the robbery suspects was nabbed with bullet
injuries while the herbalist escaped.
Amaraizu said that the suspect was now helping the police in