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Armed Robber Mistakenly Shoots Gang Leader In Enugu

christian nwodo - Monday, April 20, 2015

Picture of the armed robber and the gang leader he shot at Enugu

There was confusion in the band of a notorious robbery gang that has been terrorising Enugu State and other parts of the south east of the country as the police in the state has arrested one of the most wanted armed robber in Nigeria, Afam Omoba alias Obosi, after he was allegedly shot by a member of his own gang who missed his target during an operation in Eziobodo, Amechi Idodo near the state capital.

According to the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ebere Amaraizu, Obosi who has evaded the police for several years, was brought to nabbed by police operatives attached to Amechi Idodo when the gang attempted to rob a victim in his house.

But a young man in the residence they had gone to attack resisted the hoodlums’ order that the victims should bring all the money they kept in the house and in the confusion that ensued, one of the gang members tried to shoot the guy but missed the target and instead he shot Omoba in the leg.

It was the sound of the gunshot that attracted the attention of the people in the neighbourhood which made the members of gang to flee. The robbers took along the injured Omoba but their escape was short-lived as a police patrol team arrived and gave the suspects a hot chase.
The PPRO said that policemen combed the bush towards the direction the hoodlums ran to and eventually arrested Omoba.

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