The Abia State Police Command said yesterday that it has killed a notorious criminal, who specializes in housebreaking and other criminal activities in the state. It was gathered that the dead robber alongside eight others now at large attacked houses at Margaret Avenue in Aba, at about 2pm, and robbed their victims of valuables.
It was further gathered that the sound of gunshots attracted policemen from the Eziama police station, also in Aba. A source said the robbers on sighting the police opened fire, leading to a gun battle.The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Ezekiel Onyeke Udeviotu, who confirmed the development, reiterated the warning of the commissioner of police, Ambrose Aisabor, that criminals in the state should quit or face the wrath of the law.
He added that two students of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, have also been arrested by the police for allegedly robbing a fellow student.