About 48 hours after a bank worker in the Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State , Enyioma Okwudiri , was killed alongside one Nanman Lamak , the leader of the gang
allegedly reponsible for the deaths has been shot dead by the police .
The gunmen had on Saturday killed the two men , who were together with a lady in a Honda Civic .
The assailants had also killed a policeman along the Enugu -
Port Harcourt Road , making away with the cop ’s Toyota Camry . Two other persons, making use of an Automated Teller Machine , were also shot dead by the gang.
The state police command on Monday claimed it arrested the leader of the gang , identified simply as Amobi . The suspect was also known as Toosolo Sharpiro .
A senior police officer , who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity , said the suspect , who hailed from Umuawa Ogii, in the Okigwe LGA, was traced to Aba , AbiaState , where he was nabbed by the police .
He explained that while other members of his gang escaped ,Amobi was arrested alive .
The source added that the suspect was eventually shot dead when he attempted to escape .
“ The hoodlum had been a thorn in the flesh of people of Okigwe town . He was shot dead when he played smart by trying to escape from the hands of police officers who were bringing him to Okigwe from Aba , where he was arrested , ”the source said .
The Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly , Acho Ihim ,who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary , Ben Ilochonwu , expressed delight at the development .
The Transition Committee Chairman of the Okigwe LGA ,Sunny Chiadi , confirmed the killing of the suspect .
There was jubilation on Tuesday in Okigwe town , when the remains of the gangster were brought into the town .
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