The Imo police command have killed a dismissed sergeant, Martins Nwoke, who engaged them in a gun battle over serial kidnapping in the State.
The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command killed the dismissed sergeant in gun struggle on Saturday, at Hospital Junction, Port Harcourt Road, Owerri.
The dismissed cop had gone to the region to sell a car they snatched from one in all their kidnapped sufferers.
A police source said, “At Hospital Junction, Port Harcourt Road, Owerri, SARS operatives, led via their commander, Godfrey Victor, at the same time as on a tip-off, engaged kidnappers and armed robbers in a gun duel.
The two suspects fell to the superior firepower of the police. An ash coloured Toyota Camry with variety plate, LSD 857 FR, suspected to have been robbed from a kidnap victim, became recovered.
Also recovered have been one domestically-made pistol, expended and one live cartridge, and charms of numerous sorts.
It is vital to notice that these two deceased suspects have been on our wanted list in instances of kidnapping and armed robberies. The useless suspects got here into Imo State seeking to sell the car at a deliver-away fee.
Our guys closed in on them and immediately they noticed us, they opened hearth on us; but we overpowered them.”
It changed into similarly learnt that the dismissed sergeant simply got here out from prison having been sentenced for armed robbery.
“He become nevertheless residing in police barracks when he was killed,” a source advised our correspondent.
Punch stated that the The state Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, who showed the improvement to our correspondent, stated the kingdom Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo, had ordered that every member of the group be apprehended.