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Armed robber kills colleague while trying to rob victim in Anambra

A member of a four armed robberry gang operating in Okpoko, a town in Onitsha, Anambra State, has allegedly killed his colleague.

The Informant247 gathered that the robbers, who operated in a tricycle, were trying to rob a victim when one of them mistakenly fired a shot, lodging a bullet in the chest of their gang member.

DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident in a press release while quoting eyewitnesses in the area, said the gang abandoned their member with bullet wound and fled, adding that the body of the robber was found by police operatives on patrol on Sunday around the area.

He said: “Information from one of the eyewitnesses reveals the four-man gang robbers operating with a tricycle and, in an attempt to rob a victim of his personal belongings, mistakenly shot one of their gang members.

“While the victim escaped, the robbers abandoned their member with a bullet wound on his chest and fled the scene.

“Police operatives responding to a distress call along Obibuenyi Street Okpoko, recovered the lifeless body of the unidentified young man, who allegedly is an armed robber.”

However, the PPRO said patrols have been intensified in the area, while assuring that further development will be communicated to newsmen on the matter.

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