have shot dead a
suspected armed
robber, Chimobi
Okorie, after weeks of
intense search. Okorie,
who is a kingpin, led
several armed robbery
operations in the state,
which made him to
be on the tracking
list of the police.
Okorie was traced
to a hotel in Okigwe
in Imo state, where
he engaged the police
in a face-off, but the
police overpowered
him and when he
tried to escape, he was
shot continuously.
The police public
relations officer in
the state, Andrew
Enwerem, said he
was eventually
arrested and taken
to a hospital, but
doctors confirmed
him dead on arrival.
In another
development, the
police spokesman
said operatives of the
command acted on a
tip-off and dispatched
a team known as
Operation Condone
to a mortuary in
Osisioma Aba, Abia
state, where, a bank
robbery suspect,
Justice Ogbonna, was
arrested. Enwerem
said Ogbonna is currently under the
custody of the command
for further investigation.
Ogbonna was alleged to be
among the armed robbers,
who attempted to gain
entrance into the Zenith
Bank along Wethdral Road,
Owerri, on February 23.

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