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Police arrest 3 armed robbery, murder suspects

Owerri – The police in Imo had arrested three men suspected to be part of the robbery gang which killed two policemen and one soldier in 2010.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Imo, Mr Vitalis Onugu, in Owerri on Saturday.

It stated that the suspects were arrested following a tip off by an anonymous source who named the informant of the gang.

“We were informed of the suspicious movement of one Chukwuma Nwanjoku and he was arrested.

“When we questioned him, he disclosed that he was an informant of an armed robbery gang and has been providing information to the robbers preparatory for an attack.

“From the information he gave us, we were able to arrest the rest of them and the man who supplied them with arms.

“The suspects have admitted that they’re part of the gang responsible for killing two policemen and one soldier in Amaraku Junction in 2010,” the statement stated. (NAN)


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