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Victim knocks down robbery suspect with car

By Nwabueze Okonkwo

ONITSHA—An unidentified robbery suspect met his waterloo yesterday while three of his gang members escaped, when their victim allegedly knocked him down with his vehicle shortly after a robbery operation.

Eyewitnesses said the four-man robbery gang had allegedly blocked a motorist at Obosi by-pass along the Onitsha-Owerri dual carriageway and dispossessed him of all his personal effects.

The sources added that after the robbery, the victim used his vehicle to knock down one of the suspects, while the others escaped into the nearby bush.

They added that as soon as the suspect was knocked down, some passers-by held him and were taking him to the nearby Obosi police station when he gave up the ghost.

The lifeless body of the robbery suspect was in front of the police station for about an hour before it was evacuated to a nearby mortuary.

Efforts to get in touch with the Divisional Police Officer at Obosi to comment on the incident proved abortive, but the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Ali Okechukwu, said he was yet to be briefed about the incident.


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